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Take Your Daughter To Work Day
News footage from WLBZ-TV Channel 2. (1995)

Taking Down Fences:
Talks by Naomi Klein, Walden Bello, & Susan George

Naomi Klein focuses on the anti-capitalist globalization movement and he many courageous acts of resistance around the world to “take down fences.” Walden Bello presents his principles for a “deglobalization” movement, which would be based on decentralization, income and land distribution, equity, community preservation, new production and exchange structures and democratic decision-making. Susan George talks about current economic crises, including inequality, recession, environmental degradation, military imperialism, and dominance of transnational corporations, coupled with the absence of participatory democracy. WSF, February 2002; 55 minutes.

Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai
Taking Root tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights and defend democracy. “Taking Root captures the transformative potential of regular people finding their voices. It proves that courage is contagious and directly contradicts the current negative, disempowering images of Africa. It is about the deep change I know is essential to save our planet…it will inspire untold, endless acts of courage.” DVD format, 2008, 80 and 53 minute versions.

Taking The Heat: The First Women Firefighters of New York City
In 1982, one woman single-handedly took on the entire New York City Fire Department – and won. For the first time, women could join the force as firefighters. Of the few who joined, one woman was knifed, one was beaten and several received death threats. “I opened my air-tank, and there was no air, ” recalls one woman firefighter, “Someone had drained my air and I was in a burning building.” This is the incredible story of how these young women survived in a profession where they were unwelcome. DVD, 54 Minutes.

Tales of the Revolution and the Socialization of 19th-Century French Women
An on-campus presentation given as part of the WIC Lunch Series. Randall Kindleburger, a lecturer in history at the University of Maine at Machias, explores the impact of the French Revolution on the lives of European women in the 19th century. In particular, she examines evaluations in the social construction of women’s gender role, changes in behavior and changes in expression. (75 min. 1994)

The Tale of “O”
A short presentation on differences; what it means to be an “O” among “X’s”. (30 min. 1986)

A Taste of Honey
Two lonely souls find one another and form a unique kind of family in this poignant and moving drama. Rita Tushingham stars as Jo, an awkward, shy 17 year-old living with her promiscuous alcoholic mother. Desperately longing to simply be held, when her mother’s latest “romance” drives Jo out of their apartment, she spends the night with a black sailor on a brief shore leave. But when Jo’s mother throws her out to move in with her latest lover, Jo finds a job and a pleasantly comfortable domestic routine with her platonic gay roommate, Geoffrey. But when Jo suddenly learns that she is pregnant, this gaudy, unsure young woman must find the courage to face an uncertain future in this sensitive, uncompromising film from acclaimed director Tony Richardson. (100 min. 1961.)

Tech Savvy Girls
Too many girls are leaving school unprepared for the high tech workplace they will soon enter. Tech Savvy Girls examines the problems and offers practical answers to the questions, “What can be done to make the cyberculture more inviting to girls? How do we make them technologically savvy?” Dr. Mae Jemison, president of the Jemison Group and former NASA astronaut (space shuttle Endeavor, 1992), hosts this important program that outlines the encroaching technology gender gap in schools and outlines solutions undertaken by Fairfax County Public Schools and local community organizations. Educators and parents will learn how to identify the patterns and situations that girls face in this complex issue. They will also learn intervention strategies that will make the computer culture equitable and inclusive. (2002) Generously donated by The Women’s Resource Center.

Teen Body Talk: A Documentary on Overcoming and Preventing Eating Disorders
Discusses the influence that the media and popular culture have in shaping body image for young girls and teens. (50 min. 1997)

Tell Them I’m A Mermaid
This documentary incorporates both music and choreography in its look at the personal experiences of seven disabled women. While the film represents a comparatively small range of women with disabilities (primarily mobility disabilities), the overall intent is positive and uplifting. (23 min. 1985)

Telling Tales: Oral History and the Study of Pre-Stonewall Lesbian History
Part of Women’s History Celebration. Elizabeth Laprovsky Kennedy, a professor of American Studies and Women’s Studies at SUNY-Buffalo and author of Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold, gives a history of the lesbian bar culture in Buffalo. She explores how the methodology of oral history has changed in the process of doing lesbian and gay history. (75 min. 1995)

Thank You and Goodnight
A comedy directed by Jan Oxenberg. (81 min. 1991)

Theatre for the 98%: Women’s Issues are Human Issues
An improvisational amateur performance group, under the direction of Cathy Plourde, performs on-campus as part of the WIC Lunch Series. The entertaining sketch focused on relating women’s issues, such as female roles and welfare, to universal human issues. Performances are also guided along with audience input and ideas. (75 min. 1996)

Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005, taped from television)
An adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston’s literary classic starring Halle Berry. Based on the classic by Harlem Renaissance author Zora Neale Hurston, the film depicts the timeless, lyrical and passionate story of a beautiful and resilient woman’s quest for love, sensual excitement and spiritual fulfillment, despite society’s expectations of a woman of color in late-1920s America. Ms. Berry stars as Janie Crawford, whose journey takes her through three marriages with very different men, and during which she experiences all that life has to offer, from tremendous success to unspeakable heartbreak. An Oprah Winfrey Production.

Thinking Green: Ecofeminists and The Greens
“Thinking Green” offers a succinct introduction to the ecofeminist and Green movements in the United States. It is intended for activists and educators alike, to stimulate discussion to provide a wider sense of community. Produced by Greta Gaard, independent videographer and Associate Professor, who spent six years traveling and interviewing ecofeminists and Greens during the summer and fall of 1993. From Hawaii to Maine, activists and scholars described their analyses of the current social and ecological crises, and their strategies for social transformation. (20 min. 1991)

The Thistle Hotel
The story of a woman who while trying to find love with a younger woman, flashes back to her own younger days, when her former lover’s parents forbade their lesbian love. Directed by Martha Wheelock, Ishtar Films (25 min. 1998)

Three (3) Girls I Know
Intimate stories about young women, teen sexuality, pregnancy and HIV/AIDS. This poignant documentary focuses on the lives of three different young women to examine teen sexuality, pregnancy and HIV/AIDS. Ari from San Francisco, California, Maggie from Bozeman, Montana, and Tishuan from Baltimore, Maryland, tell achingly familiar stories as they describe their experiences of growing up, fitting in, finding friends and lovers, figuring out who they are, and keeping true to themselves. Each generously shares her own choices and the consequences that shaped her life today as a young adult. (2004, 54 minutes)

Three Musical Voices: Lecture Recital by Carmen Rodriguez-Peralta
Part of Women’s History Celebration. In this lecture recital, Rodriguez-Peralta, Professor of Music at Middlesex College, provides insight into the lives and musical activities of three exceptional women: Teresa Carreno, Amy Beach, and Rebecca Clarke. Rodriguez-Peralta performs solo piano pieces by Carreno and Beach, the Sonata for Viola and Piano by Clarke with UMaine Music Professor Anatole Wieck. (1999)

Through the Eyes of A Child
Interviews, quotes and artwork of children who live or have lived in violent homes. (9 min. 1997)

The Time to Know: Women, Children and AIDS
A documentary on five Maine women and one child who are all HIV positive. They speak about their fears, regrets and the effect that AIDS has had upon their plans for a future. They also discuss their ability to appreciate and enjoy life, despite its increased fragility, and their heightened awareness of death. Produced by Eastern Maine AIDS Network. (20 min. 1991)

Title IX: How We Got it When No One Was Looking (WIC Luncheon Series)
Bernice R. Sandler, Senior Scholar in Residence, National Association for Women in Education. Sandler played a major role in the development and passage of Title IX and other laws prohibiting sex discrimination in education. Her talk is part of Myra Sadker Days, in commemoration of a pioneer researcher on gender discrimination in K-12 schools. (75 min. 2000)

To Be a Radical Jew in the 21st Century
2008 Howard B. Schonberger Peace and Social Justice Lecture. Thursday, November 13, 2008. Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz. DVD, 79 minutes.

To Our Credit
Part I: Bootstrap Banking in the World, is a one-hour documentary that explores microcredit, an exciting new strategy to combat global poverty. Only 20 percent of the world’s people are employed; the rest must create their own jobs, often with little or no money. 1.3 billion people live on less than $1 a day. Microcredit addresses their needs by making small loans for self-employment — often with remarkable results. Over fifteen million people now receive microloans.
Part II: Bootstrap Banking America, is a one-hour documentary that profiles microenterprise development, a promising new economic strategy for low-income Americans. A booming economy has left many Americans behind. The gap between rich and poor continues to grow. For many, self-employment has become the best or only option. Hundreds of organizations are providing them with small loans, business training and access to markets.

Tough Guise
While the social construction of femininity has been widely examined, the dominant role of masculinity has until recently remained largely invisible. Tough Guise is the first educational video geared toward college and high school students to systematically examine the relationship between pop-cultural imagery an;d the social construction of masculine identities in the U.S. at the dawn of the 21st century.

Toxic Action: Maine Women Speaking Truth to Power
Toxic waste activist Joanne Twomey, Mayor of Biddeford, Hillary Lister, President of Citizens Against Pollution in town, and Debbie Gibbs, founding member of We, the People, talk about the challenges they face, the actions they have taken, and the vision they have for a cleaner Maine environment. Part of Women’s History Celebration 2008. Sponsored by the Maine STudies Program. 3/24/08; DVD format.

Toxic Bust: Chemicals and Breast Cancer
Does exposure to toxins at an early age increase your risk of getting breast cancer? What about working with hazardous substances or living near a toxic waste site? How safe are the products we use in our homes and on our bodies? Blending fiction and documentary, hard science and personal testimony, Toxic Bust explores these questions, making the case that many breast cancers are preventable. The film challenges viewers to question how chemical use in the United States undermines the health of its citizens. (2006,41 Minutes, DVD)

Training Rules
Training Rules is Dee Mosbacher’s up-close analysis of homophobia and Penn State’s women’s basketball team.  The main focus lies on Penn State’s former coach Rene Portland.  Portland was employed at the college for over twenty years and was looked upon favorably by other coaches but racked up high controversy over her anti-lesbian attitude.  She is best known for blatantly dismissing players who admitted to being lesbians, associating with lesbians, or even talking with them.  Actions were so extreme that players even lost scholarships.  In the film Jennifer Harris, a student who managed to get the NCAA involved to rock the boat, speaks out.  Harris was dismissed after Portland confronted her with lesbian accusations.  She basically presented Harris with a choice: be gay or play basketball.  Through the efforts of Harris and her family, Portland was fined and ultimately resigned two years ago, after infuriated members of the student body picketed and protested that this woman still remained employed at the university. Training Rules addresses an important topic and manages to accurately convey the painful effects of such a scenario while educating the viewer.  It is easily a piece that could be used in any high school classroom demonstrating the importance of acceptance and tolerance when it comes to sexuality in sports. (2010, 60 minutes, DVD)

Transforming Introductory Biology
An on-campus lecture, delivered by Susan Rosser, Director of Women’s Studies and Associate Professor in Family and Preventative Medicine at the University of South Carolina. Rosser emphasizes the importance of including women’s experiences in introductory courses in health, the sciences, and biology in particular, as they set the stage for advanced study. (1992)

Transforming the Curriculum; Or, What I Did On My Summer Vacation
An on-campus panel discussion held on 21 September 1993. Panelists included: Katie BossŽ, Laboratory Technician; Joanne Boynton, Assistant Professor with the Onward Program; Andrea Hawkes, Graduate Student in History; Rhea C™tŽ-Robbins, Communications Coordinator for the Centre Franco-Americain; and Kathryn Slott, Associate Professor of French. With Kristin Langellier, Associate Professor of Speech Communication, as moderator. (75 min. 1993)

A film by Cynthia Madansky and Alisa Lebow that documents their life experiences as lesbians and delves into questions of religion, Zionism, and family from a Jewish perspective. (54 min. 1998)

Triangle: Remembering the Fire
On March 25, 1911, a fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in Manhattan, killing 146 garment workers, mostly young women and teenage girls.  It was the worst workplace disaster in New York until 9/11.  Over 90 victims jumped or fell from the building in an accident that could have been prevented. Sprinkler systems, fire drills and adequate fire escapes existed, but the government refused to pass laws mandating their use in industry. This documentary tells the story of that Saturday afternoon through descendents of the victims and survivors, and puts the fire in historical context by bringing the story up to the 21st century. The tragedy galvanized the public’s outcry for reform and changed the course of history, paving the way for government to represent working people, not just business – which helped an emerging middle class to live the American dream. (DVD, 40 minutes, 2011)

Twenty-Five Years of Advocacy: The Maine Women’s Lobby, Past, Present, & Future
Laura Fortman & Sarah Standiford. Part of the Fall 2003 WIC Lunch Series.

Two Archetypal Women
An on-campus performance held on 27 March 1995, as part of Women’s History Celebration. Two Archetypal Women is a serial, comedic performance piece, inspired by the writings of Mark Twain, the theories of Jung, and notions of “herstory”. It is a work that asks us to take another look at traditional interpretations of the evolution of “womynkind”. Written and performed by Linsey B. Hamilton and Amy Waguespack. (90 min. 1995)

Two Daughters
This film, by acclaimed Indian director Satyajit Ray, tells of the hungers, pains and joys of youth, in terms of compassionate understanding and truth. The script, direction and music, all by Ray, create a poetic blend that is almost majestic. Structured as two separate stories, Two Daughters is a film of haunting tenderness. (Hindi with English subtitles. 115 min. 1961.)

- The Postmaster
A young student journeys to a small village to serve as its postmaster. When he arrives, he discovers he has “inherited” a mistreated ten-year-old girl as a housekeeper. His simple kindness opens her heart, and only after deciding to leave does he realize the depth of their bond
. – The Conclusion
A young man defies his family’s wishes and marries a carefree local girl. Revealing on their wedding night that she was forced into the marriage, she leaves him. But with reflection comes the awareness that she loves her new husband, and she chooses to return of her own accord.

Two Spirit People: A Native American Woman Looks at Identity
Alexandria Wilson, a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation (Swampy Cree), is a doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She spoke on the psychologies of indigenous peoples, specifically pertaining to identity development in two-spirit people (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered Native Americans). This event was co-sponsored by the Native American Studies Program. (1999)

Two Women
Country girl Fereshteh and city girl Roya, schoolmates at Tehran University in the early 80′s become friends when the former tutors the latter to pay her way through architectural school. Their friendship and innocent fun are clouded only by the presence of young man who stalks the pretty Fereshteh, demanding she marry him. She brushes him off and the girls feel strong enough to disregard his advances, until one day he throws a bottle of acid at Fereshteh’s cousin, mistaking him for her boyfriend. Blaming her for bringing disgrace onto the family, Fereshteh’s father forces her to return home from university, which has been closed due to the turmoil following the Islamic revolution anyway. (96 min. 1998)

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