Welcome to WGS!

“Feminism is for everybody.”
bell hooks

Coming up...

UMaine Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Invites you to our

Feminist Film Series

Come join us for a film showing, discussion, and snacks!

What Happened Miss Simone?: February 1st

A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, and American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the “High Priestess of Soul.”

V-Day: Until the Violence Stops: February 15th

Extraordinarly empowering and heartbreakingly funny, the Sundance favorite UNTIL THE VIOLENCE STOPS chronicles how Eve Ensler’s hit Off-Broadway solo show, “The Vagina Monologues,” grew into V-Day, an international grassroots movement to stop violence against women and girls.

Standing on My Sister’s Shoulders: March 1st

A powerful portrayal of a missing chapter in our nation’s Civil Rights Movement, this documentary reveals the movement in Mississippi in the 1950s and 60s from the courageous women who lived it and emerged grassroots leaders.

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry: March 22nd

This documentary is a provocative and rousing look at the birth and legacy of the women’s liberation movement in the late 1960s, and a tribute to the outrageous, often brilliant women behind it.

Dark Girls: April 5th

Dark Girls is a fascinating and controversial documentary film that goes underneath the surface to explore the prejudices that dark-skinned women face throughout the world.

Maidentrip: April 19th

14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.

*All showings are in Fernald Hall, Room 101 from 6-8pm.