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Gabriel Women: Passamaquoddy Basketmakers
One of the most accomplished and giving basketmakers of the Waponahki peoples, Mary Gabriel was born in the Passamaquoddy Township of Princeton, Maine, in 1908. She was honored as a National Heritage fellow in 1994. Here she tells her inspiring story of learning the centuries-old tradition from her grandmother and of passing it on to her daughters, Sylvia and Clare. Also included are Theresa Hoffman, executive director of the Maine basketmakers Alliance; Joseph Nichols, curator of the Waponahki Museum in Pleasant Point, Maine; and Kathleen Mundell, traditional and community arts associate of the Maine Arts Commission. (28 min. 1999)

Gender and Importance of Distinguishing Among Types of Partner Violence
Howard Schonberger Peace and Social Justice Memorial Lecture given by Michael Johnson, Associate Head of the Department of Sociology and Associate Professor of Sociology, Women’s Studies and African-American Studies at Pennsylvania State University. The lecture highlights Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Women in the Curriculum and Women’s Studies Program’s new research collaborative on violence against women.

The Gender Chip Project
What is it like to be a young woman training in college for a career in the high stakes professions of science, math, engineering and technology? In 1998 filmmaker Helen De Michiel brought together several young women majoring in the sciences, engineering and math at Ohio State University in Columbus. They agreed to meet regularly over their next three years of college and create a community to share experiences and struggles as women stepping into traditionally male domains. This DVD reveals how women are finding new ways to honor their own growth, motivations and experiences a they imagine how to make the science and technology workplace a comfortable environment for women to stay in and influence – for the better of everyone. 2005, Color/Stereo, 54 Minutes, DVD format.

Gender Equity and the Time Crunch: At Home and at Work
Stephanie Seguino, Assistant Professor of Economics, presents the issue of societal gender inequity as a complex problem, centered primarily in the uneven gender division of labor and resources that is difficult to ameliorate. She presents the key obstructions to gender equality, and posits concrete solutions for achieving real change. (1993)

The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy Revisited
Guest speaker Allan Johnson. A WIC/WST Fall 2004 Lunch Series Presentation on 10/27/04. 

Gendering the Product: Women and the Visual Arts
This documentary deals with women and design, particularly product design. It looks at the way designers have commonly regarded women when creating domestic products and whether there is such thing as a feminine or feminist design. Gendering of products can often be seen in the way the product looks, the way in which its use is perceived, or in the more complex social relations that surround the product. Also considered is the role women have played as product designers and whether their growing involvement has altered the products that are designed. (24 min.)

Gender, Schooling, and Forced Migration: Stories From Somali Women in the Dedaab Refugee Camp.
Patti Buck, Assistant Professor of Education, Bates College. Part of the 2007 WIC Lunch Series. 9-25-07. VHS and DVD format available.

Generations of Struggle: Gender, Race and Trade Unions in 20th Century South Africa
Iris Berger, Professor of African History at SUNY at Albany, explores the life histories of South African women from different generations and different racial backgrounds. Highlighted are the role played by South African women in labor activism, their relationships with one another across racial lines, and the changing construction of gender issues from the 1930s to the present. (80 min. 1992)

Gentle Warrior for Peace: Tribute to Rita Joe,
Mi’kmaq-Canadian Poet Laureate, 1932-2007
Miigam’agan, Member of the Mi’kmaq Nation, Phyllis Brazee, Director of the Peace Studies Program, and Paul Deagle, English Teacher at Skowhegan Area High School. Part of Canada Week. Organized by John Maddaus, Associate Professor of Education. Part of the Fall 2007 Women in the Curriculum Lunch Series. November 7, 2007. DVD and VHS format available.

Girl from Hunan
At the turn of the century, a lively, twelve year-old girl is whisked off to a remote village and straight into an arranged marriage with a two year-old boy. As she grows into womanhood, she develops a sisterly affection for her toddling husband, but finds more substantial companionship in a furtive love affair with a young farmer — which places her in danger from the village’s severe restrictions against adultery. This video provides an example of the vigor and maturity of the New Chinese Cinema. Mandarin with English subtitles. (99 min. 1986)

Girls and Math
A McNeil-Lehrer News Hour, that focuses on an all-girls math class at Presque Isle High School. This segment shows the advantages to and arguments for having a single sex classroom. (58 min. 1987)

Girls Can!
This short film asks girls of various ages the question of “what you want to be when you grow up”, as a means of building up and sustaining their self-esteem at a time when societal and peer pressures frequently lead to a loss of self-confidence. (16 min. 1994)

Girls in the Middle: Working to Succeed in School
This video accompanies the book of the same name. The third of three reports in the American Association of University Women Educational Foundation’s research series on what is working for girls in school. Takes a very individual look at girls who differ in race, ethnicity, and demography. Also broadens the definition of girls’ success by considering a range of successes- academic, social, artistic, and athletic. (26 min. 1996)

Girls Like Us
An ethnically diverse group of four working class girls strut, flirt, and testify in this vibrant, affecting portrait of teenage girls’ experiences of sexuality. Filmed in South Philadelphia and following its subjects from the ages of 14 to 18, Girls Like Us reveals the conflicts of Growing up female by examining the impact of class, sexism, and violence on the dreams of young girls. A film by Jane C. Wagner and Tina DiFeliciantonio, 1997, 57 minutes.

Girls Will Be Girls? Aggression, Sexuality and Body Image
Are girls becoming too aggressive, too mean, too sexual, too much? Are they dressing too provocatively, bullying and fighting too often, living too dangerously? The contradictory realities of girls’ lives challenge us to think in more complex ways. Experts describe the impact of socialization on girls’ lives and offer practical advice to help girls respond to narrow cultural messages about body, sexuality, desire, anger and aggression. Interspersed with the voices of girls themselves, conference speakers encourage adults to help girls understand the culture in which they are immersed, and to join them in creating strategies that offer girls legitimate avenues to power and possibility. funded by the AAUW Educational Foundation, this conference features Lyn Mikel Brown, Ed.D., a visiting scholar at the University of Maine. Generously donated by the Women’s Resource Center. 57 minutes.GLBT Rainbow Millenium
Candace Gingrich, Keynote Speaker. Sixth annual Northeastern Regional Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender student leadership conference, April 7-9, 2000 (approx. 60 min.)

The Glass Ceiling
An in-service program designed to facilitate discussion about how women are treated in the engineering profession. It helps examine the prejudices and misconceptions that are holding women back and undermining the competitiveness of organizations. Includes background materials, an implementation guide, overheads, and a computer program. (30 min. 1997)

The Global Assembly Line
Traveling from Tennessee to Mexico’s Northern border, from Silicon Valley to the Philippines, the Global Assembly Line takes viewers inside our new global economy. A vivid portrayal of the lives of working women and men in the “free trade zones” of developing countries and North America, as US industries close their factories to search the globe for lower-wage workforces. We take a rare look at the people who are making the clothing we wear and the electronic goods we use – as well as the business decisions behind manufacturing – on the global assembly line. (32 min.)

The Globalization of Spirit vs. The Globalization of Selfishness:
Critical Contradictions of Advanced Capitalist Societies in the 21st Century

Howard Schonberger Peace and Social Justice Memorial Lecturer Rabbi Michael Lerner. Part of the Socialist/Marxist Lecture Series.

Goddess Remembered
Archaeologist and anthropologists are beginning to discover evidence of a widespread early civilization based primarily on human cooperation. Goddess Remembered reveals these forgotten cultures – taking us to the Paleolithic caves of France, the Neolithic subterranean temples of Malta, the mysterious earthworks of ancient Britain, and the sun-drenched palaces of Delphi and of Crete. (54 min. 1995)

Government Girls of WWII
When America went to war against the Axis powers, nearly 1 million women came to Washington and provided enormous aid to the war effort. Filmmaker Leslie Sewell captures their incredible stories in Government Girls of World War II, narrated by Cokie Roberts. The documentary relates riveting stories of these young women’s lives during the war. The film combines captivating footage and stills of the era with interviews of Eleanor Roosevelt, noted historians and the government girls themselves. (2004, 56 minutes, VHS)

Grace Metalious and Peyton Place
A New Hampshire Writers Special that discusses author/homemaker Grace Metalious, who wrote Peyton Place. The book speaks of the hypocrisy and history of the town of Peyton Place, New Hampshire. Metalious’s story was the largest selling novel in history at the time. This film shows how Peyton Place led Metalious to fame and ruin. (30 min. 1994)

Grace Paley
Part of the Lannan Library Film Series. Grace Paley, born in 1922 in the Bronx, New York, is a poet and short story writer. Her three books of stories, The Little Disturbances of Man, Enormous Changes at the Last Minute, and Later the Same Day, were published together in The Collected Stories. A feminist and an anti-war activist, Grace Paley reads three stories on this video. (60 min. 1996)

The Grassroots Fundraising Series
A set of two videos instructed by Kim Klein, internationally known trainer, fundraising consultant, and author of the book, Fundraising for Social Change. She informs nonprofit organizations about fundraising. (1995)

-Core Elements — Series I
This video discusses the basics of fundraising, the role of the board, asking for money, and major gifts. (110 min.)

-Building a Base — Series II
This video discusses direct mail, special events, and donor loyalty. (90 min.)

Grassroots Goes to the Polls: The Impact of Citizens’ Initiatives on Maine’s Lesbian and Gay Rights Movement
WIC Luncheon November 6, 2001 Speaker: Kim Simmons, Adjunct Professor, Sociology, University of Southern Maine and Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology, University of Minnesota.

The Greenhouse Effect and Global ClimateJessica Tuchman Matthews
How serious is the “greenhouse effect” on global climate and the environment? Very, says Dr. Jessica Tuchman Matthews, a Ph. D., in biochemistry and biophysics. We are now facing the specter of the “greenhouse effect”, the prospect of overloading the earth’s atmosphere with gases released when industrial nations burn fossil fuels like coal and oil, and the Third World strips its forest to farm and burn firewood. In this program with Bill Moyers, she contemplates just how much the earth and the heavens can stand. Matthews suggests that advances in technologies and international cooperation are necessary if the world is to save itself from ecological disaster. (30 min. 1995)

Guts, Gumption and Go-Ahead: Annie Mae Hunt Remembers
The personal history of an extraordinary African American woman is told in her own words and illustrated with archival footage, stills and music. Actress Irma Hall portrays Annie Mae in a video that weaves a tale of intimate experiences with recollections of Annie Mae’s grandmother and mother. Dramatically recounting memories from slavery to contemporary times, the story is both harsh and poignant, full of a rare spirit and joy and rich with the daily life experiences of black women. It is the story of the strengths, contributions and heartaches of one woman who can teach everyone a lesson about independence. (Color and B/W, 24 minutes, comes with discussion guide).

Gypsies of the Footlights
The 1996 Minsky Family lecture given by Joyce Antler, a faculty member in American Studies and Women’s Studies at Brandeis. Antler discusses the personal and professional odysseys of Jewish women performers in American theatre. Her talk also portrays the rise of Yiddish influence in mainstream American theatre performances. Special emphasis is on Jewish actresses, including Sophie Tucker, Barbara Streisand, and Fannie Bryce. (90 min. 1996)

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