The Wyoming Council for Women's Issues will launch a series of 50th Anniversary activities with the film series A Century of Women at Western Wyoming Community College on Sept. 14, 16 and 21 in Room 1302 on the Rock Springs campus. This series is free and open to the public, and features hors d'oeuvres each evening at 6:30 p.m., with the films and discussions to follow at 7 p.m.
Produced by Turner Home Entertainment, A Century of Women uses diaries, letters and personal memoirs to bring women and events from the past to life. The documentary interweaves historical facts with an original drama using well-known actresses such as Sally Field, Meryl Streep, Jessica Lange, Glenn Close and Cicely Tyson.
Coordinated by WCWI Officers and Rock Springs residents Susan Bates and Jan Torres, the film series includes "Work and Family" on Sept. 14, "Sexuality and Social Justice" on Sept. 16, and "Image and Popular Culture" on Sept. 21.
Created 50 years ago by Governor Cliff Hansen, grandfather of Governor Matt Mead, WCWI was originally named the Wyoming Commission on the Status of Women. It is now a 13-member state board, with governor-appointed volunteer members from each of the nine Judicial Districts and four at-large members.
For more information about the film series, contact Susan Bates at (307) 382-1778 or Jan Torres at (307) 382-9121.