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9to5: the Documentary
March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
We’re celebrating Women’s History Month with a 9to5 double feature!
On Monday, March 20, we’ll show the 1980 blockbuster film, 9 to 5, starring Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, and Dolly Parton at 6:30 pm in the Rogow Room. On Tuesday, March 21, we’ll show the PBS documentary, 9to5: The Story of a Movement, chronicling the real-life events of the 9to5 movement. Each film will be followed by a short discussion.
About 9to5: When Dolly Parton sang “9 to 5,” she was doing more than just shining a light on the fate of American working women. Parton was singing the true story of a movement that started with 9to5, a group of Boston secretaries in the early 1970s. Their goals were simple—better pay, more advancement opportunities and an end to sexual harassment—but their unconventional approach attracted the press and shamed their bosses into change.
Join us to learn more about the history of this movement. These programs are presented in partnership with Brevard College.