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Women's History Month: Contra Costa Women's History Month Library Events

Resources and events to celebrate Women's History Month at Contra Costa County Library

Events for Everyone

Film Showings for Teens & Adults

Inspired by true events, a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of the women who risked everything in their fight for equality in early 20th century Britain. The story centers on Maud, a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.'s growing suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst, Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life.

Sunday, March 10th 
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Clayton Library

Monday, March 11th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Danville Library

 

 

In a hip-hop world dominated by men and noted for misogyny, the unstoppable female lyricists of SAY MY NAME speak candidly about class, race, and gender in pursuing their passions as female MCs.

SAY MY NAME takes viewers on a vibrant tour of urban culture and musical movement, from hip hop's birthplace in the Bronx, to grime on London's Eastside, to Philly, Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, and L.A., and points in between. Featuring interviews and musical performances from a diverse cast of women that includes Remy Ma, Rah Digga, Jean Grae, Erykah Badu, Estelle, as well as newcomers Chocolate Thai, Invincible and Miz Korona, this powerful documentary delves into the amazing personal stories of women balancing professional dreams with the stark realities of poor urban communities, race, sexism, and motherhood.

Official Selection at the SXSW Film Festival. Jury Award Winner at the Word Beats & Life Film Festival.

"A compelling documentary on women in hip-hop...rarely didactic and never plodding or obvious...a joy to watch." - Leonard Pierce, A.V. Club

Tuesday, March 26th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Dougherty Station Library - San Ramon