Hartford Public Library and the Hartford History Center are pleased to announce the launch of a new program series that focuses on the lives and achievements of women. Women on the Move will include films, discussion groups, books and  author talks – all of which illuminate the history and present day stories of women. These programs will be on the fourth Wednesday of every month – so mark your calendar! 

Women on the Move celebrates its launch on March 27 with a screening of the documentary CHISHOLM ’72 – Unbought and Unbossed, a film by Shola Lynch about pathmaking politician Shirley Chisholm of New York, the first black woman elected to Congress and the first woman to seek the presidential nomination.  Click here for press releaseThe discussion will be led by Evelyn M. Simien, Ph.D.

On April 24th, Women on the Move continues with a film called Antonia Pantoja: Presente!, a documentary by Lillian Jimenez about the life of visionary Puerto Rican educator and activist Antonia Pantoja.