The 2024 Women’s History Month Theme was established by the National Women’s History Alliance is “Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion”

The theme recognizes women throughout the country who understand that, for a positive future, we need to eliminate bias and discrimination entirely from our lives and institutions.

We are excited to share with the college community, friends, and family an array of programs celebrating women in collaboration with the Office of Student Life and Development, Health Services, and The Multi-Media Performing Studio and External District Attorney, Eric Gonzalez, Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

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Movies to Watch


Hidden Figures (2016)

Three brilliant African American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson — serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.

Where to watch: Cable TV and other streaming outlets. A fee may be required.

Norma Rae (1979)

Labor Classic! Like a lot of her family before her, Norma Rae (Sally Field) works at the local textile mill, where the pay is hardly commensurate with the long hours and lousy working conditions. But after hearing a rousing speech by labor activist Reuben (Ron Leibman), Norma is inspired to rally her fellow workers behind the cause of unionism. Her decision rankles her family, especially her fiancé, Sonny (Beau Bridges), and provokes no shortage of contempt from her employers.

Where to watch: Streaming subscription

What’s Love Got to Do with It (1993)

R 1993 ‧ Drama/Music ‧ 1h 58mThe story of singer Tina Turner’s rise to stardom and how she gained the courage to break free from her abusive husband, Ike Turner.- IMDb

The Rosa Parks Story (2002)

The film is an account of the life of Mrs. Rosa Louise McCauley Parks and her actions in the civil rights movement. After she refused to give up her seat for a White man on a racially segregated bus after a long day at work, she was arrested. Her example and treatment prompted a bus boycott as a major civil rights demonstration in Montgomery, Alabama; it lasted 381 days from 1955 to 1956. -Wikipedia

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed (2004)

Historical documentary on Brooklyn Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and her campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 1972. Reflecting Chisholm’s wit, spirit, and charisma, the film chronicles her adventures on the Chisholm Trail.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

He Named me Malala (2015)

In 2012, Malala Yousafzai, then a 15-year-old Pakistani student, was deliberately shot in the head by a member of the Taliban. Why? For being vocal that young girls should have the right to education. Yousafzai survived, went on to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and became a global sensation as a champion for young women’s rights. This feature documentary goes behind the scenes of her life while sharing her hopes and dreams for a better tomorrow.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Queen of Katwe (2016)

For 10-year-old Phiona, learning how to master the game of chess could be her ticket out of living in the Katwe slums of Uganda. In this film (based on a true story) a compassionate missionary ends up teaching Phiona how to force checkmate on her opponents, which sets her off on an unexpected adventure competing in local tournaments. This majestic flick proves you can create a brighter future for yourself by surrounding yourself with people who lift you up and by working hard. Save this grounding, heartwarming flick for your next family movie night.

Where to watch: You Tube

Forrest Gump (1994)

Forrest Gump is a 1994 American comedy-drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Eric Roth. It is inspired by the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom and stars Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, and Sally Field.

The film follows the life an Alabama man named Forrest Gump (Hanks) and his experiences in the 20th-century United States. Principal photography took place between August and December 1993, mainly in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Extensive visual effects were used to incorporate Hanks into archived footage and to develop other scenes. The soundtrack features songs reflecting the different periods seen in the film. -Wikipedia

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The Joy Luck Club (1993)

The Joy Luck Club was formed by four women in San Francisco: Lindo Jong, Ying-Ying St. Clair, An-Mei Hsu, and Suyuan Woo. The members have mainly played mahjong and told each other stories over the years. They emigrated from China, their native country, remarried, and gave birth to children in America. Suyuan’s daughter, June, replaced her when Suyuan died four months before the time the film is set. The mothers have high hopes for their daughters’ successes, but the daughters struggle through “anxieties, feelings of inadequacy, and failures.” Throughout the film, the mothers and daughters bond by learning to understand each other and by overcoming their conflicts. . -Wikipedia

Where to watch: Streaming subscription