FM Aug 16: Changemakers / Black Feminist Film / Sports Wagegap

8-16-collageComing up on Feminist Magazine this week, with hosts Karina Elias and Lynn Harris Ballen :

… FIRST … Have you ever wanted to change the world? Have you ever wondered what motivates some people to become activists? Smith College is offering an online course with an inside look at key factors – Psychology of Political Activism: Women Changing the World. And, we hear all about it from Professor Lauren Duncan, Chair of Psychology at Smith.
Through interactive case studies the course introduces nine groundbreaking women activists – including Loretta Ross, Gloria Steinem and Carmen Vasquez – who were engaged in efforts and movements in the U.S. from the 1960s through the 1990s including the Civil Rights Movement, the LGBTQ Movement, and the Reproductive Justice Movement.  A course that can be taken free online, to inspire all change-makers and help explain what leads people to want to change society.

THEN … in a featured piece by Bitch Media’s Popaganda, we hear from host Sarah Mirk about how the stars of women’s soccer are fighting the wage gap in professional sports. With millions of fans and often many more accolades than men’s teams, why are women’s teams so devalued? Find out about the up hill battle for “same play, same pay.”

PLUS … We hear from filmmaker Jennifer Abod about her documentary film The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen. From African American Ballerina to Activist and Feminist, Angela Bowen lived a passionate life … the story of a black girl who came of age during Jim Crow in inner city Boston – her discovery of dance, and where that led.

All this on Feminist Magazine on Tuesday at 3.  THIS is What Feminism Sounds Like!

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