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International Women's Day Screening of "9to5: The Story of a Movement" 

On Tuesday, March 8th, at 6:30 pm, join Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity in the Jayhawk Room of the KU Memorial Union for an International Women's Day screening of "9to5: The Story of a Movement," followed by a conversation facilitated by Neill Esquibel-Kennedy.


They couldn’t kill their bosses, so they did the next best thing — they organized.

When Dolly Parton sang “9 to 5,” she was doing more than just shining a light on the fate of American working women. Parton was singing the true story 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.




Neill Esquibel-Kennedy (she/her) is a third-generation union member from the working-class, Mexican American neighborhood of Oakland in Topeka, Kansas. She is currently a PhD candidate in American Studies at the University of Kansas.


People with disabilities are encouraged to attend KU sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate, please contact the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity at ETCWGE@ku.edu

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