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NYU Washington, DC: No Job for a Woman



Date: 3/28/2013
Time: 5:30 PM

1307 L Street NW
Washington, DC

5:00-6:00PM Wine and cheese reception
6:00-6:05PM Welcome Remarks
6:05-7:05PM Film Screening
7:05-7:10PM Panel Introduction
7:10-7:45PM Panel Discussion
7:45-8:00PM Question and Answer

Join this elite panel for a discussion on the evolution of women in the workplace -- redefining traditional roles. Special guests include Soledad O'Brian, who will be moderating, and Lara Logan -- two jounalists who have redefined women in media. Ann Rondeau and Kristen Rouse will share their stories of advancement within the ranks of the military, where the push for equality is finally being recognized. Also joining the conversation, Leisa Meyerand and Michele Midori Fillion, who help put a historical perspective on the role of women in society and how that identy has evolved over time. (For more detailed information about the panelists, please click here.)

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Before World War II, war reporting was considered NO JOB FOR A WOMAN. But when American female reporters fought and won access to cover the war, there was another battle to fight: Women would be banned from the frontlines, prevented from covering Front Page stories, and assigned “woman’s angle” stories. Instead, they turned their second-class assignment into a new kind of war story: one that was more intimate yet more revealing.

“No Job For a Woman”: The Women Who Fought to Report WWII tells this story through the lives and work of wire service reporter Ruth Cowan, magazine reporter Martha Gellhorn, and war photographer Dickey Chapelle.


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