My dear friend, Sue Kirch, a science educator at New York University, shared a large part of her weekend digitizing my World War II propaganda films–“Glamour Girls of 1943,” “The Hidden Army,” and an oral history, “Good Work, Sisters”–and teaching me how to make clips in IMovie on my Mac to use in my PowerPoint presentations, “Rosie the Riveter” and “Celebrating Women.” I’m psyched to be able to share this very cool material with my audiences, which will include former women war workers! So I’m off and running for National Women’s History Month–of course, women’s history is a 365 day affair around here, but my speaking schedule ramps up in March.
Throughout the month, I’ll be posting photographs from my twenty years worth of road trips in search of monuments, markers, and memorials to women.
Another twenty year milestone is the anniversary of the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail, a project that was sparked by a young girl who interrupted a field trip on Boston’s Freedom Trail to ask: “Where are the women?” Check out their terrific web site at: www.bwht.org Order their guidebook with seven self-guided walks throughout Boston neighborhoods. It’s a must have if you live in or around Boston, or visit; if you don’t, it’s an excellent model for setting up walks in other communities. Their newest trail is “Boston Women & the Law. To receive their newsletter, send your email to firstname.lastname@example.org.