Texas Tech University

Pre-Conference Event

April 20th | Kick-off Event

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m | Escondido Theatre (SUB)

MAKERS:  Women in Politics (film screening)
Produced and Directed by Grace Lee, Produced by Rory Kennedy

  • Makers: Women in Politics profiles women in public office who were "firsts" in their fields. From the first woman elected to Congress in 1916 to a young woman running for Detroit City Council in 2013, the documentary explores the challenges confronting American women in politics. Trailblazing leaders like Pat Schroeder, Hillary Clinton, Senator Barbara Mikulski, Olympia Snowe, the youngest Republican woman ever elected to the House of Representatives, and Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman to serve in Congress, provide a backdrop for younger women like Rashida Tlaib, the first Muslim-American woman elected to the Michigan House, and Raquel Castaneda-Lopez, who chronicles her run for Detroit City Council.