9to5: The Story of a Movement | Indie Lens Pop-Up

Jan 15, 2021

Thu. Jan. 28, 2021 at 7pm | View the film and then join the conversation with panelists as they discuss the beginnings of the 9to5 movement, and where we are now.  RSVP HERE

Before the hit song or film, 9to5 was an inspiring movement for equality that encapsulated the spirit of both the women’s and labor movements of the 1970s.

The screening of 9to5: The Story of a Movement is free, but RSVP is required.

View the film and then join the conversation with panelists as they discuss the beginnings of the 9to5 movement, and where we are now.

Scheduled panelists include:

  • Panel Moderator Jaimie Hutchison
    Deputy Director, WorkLife Office at Michigan State University
  • Lane Windham
    U.S. Historian, Georgetown University
  • Kim Cook
    Associate, The Worker Institute at Cornell University
  • Amanda Walter
    Department of History at Towson University

RSVP HERE to join the screening and conversation from the comfort and safety of your home. Conversation with the panel begins at approximately 8:30 p.m.

More About the Film
9to5: The Story of a Movement is a film by Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, presented by Independent Lens and ITVS as part of the Indie Lens Pop-Up series. When Dolly Parton sang “9 to 5,” she was doing more than just shining a light on the professional fate of American women. Parton was singing the autobiographical tale 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. Featuring interviews with 9to5’s founders, as well as actor and activist Jane Fonda, 9to5: The Story of a Movement is the previously untold story of the fight that inspired a hit and changed the American workplace.

Presented by WKAR Public Media and the WorkLife Office at Michigan State University in partnership with Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University.

A New Kind of Virtual Event - OVEE
This film screening and conversation is a virtual event hosted by WKAR on the OVEE platform. OVEE stands for Online Viewing and Engagement Experience.

Created by ITVS and funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), OVEE combines quality HD media and livestream content with the community-building conversation of social media in a single-screen experience.

First-time registrants will create a free OVEE account and will be asked to provide their birthdate to verify their age as 13 or older. Accounts can be anonymous.

If you have questions about this event or the OVEE platform, please send an email to events@wkar.org.