On March 13, 2013, more than 100 members of the Brown community gathered at Martinos Auditorium in the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts to watch segments from the groundbreaking documentary MAKERS: Women Who Make America and to hear from the following panel of women involved with the MAKERS project:
- Marika Shioiri-Clark '05, Inaugural Year Global Resident, IDEO.org and Principal, SOSHL Studio
- Barbara Smith, Author, Activist, and Independent Scholar
- Betsy West '73, Executive Producer
- Sara Wolitzky '04, Co-Producer
A diverse mix of students, faculty, and alumni (men and women) listened as these panelists shared their thoughts on topics ranging from how the women featured in the documentary and online were selected to the role race played in the women's rights movement.
This event was sponsored by the Women's Leadership Council in celebration of Women's History month.
MAKERS: Women Who Make America features the largest and most dynamic collection of women's stories ever assembled. Several members of the Brown community were involved with this groundbreaking project, including Brown's 18th President, Ruth Simmons ADE'02 hon. LHD'12 hon., Social Entrepreneur Nancy Lublin '93, and Human Rights Advocate, Malika Saada Saar '92, just to name a few!
To watch the full three hour documentary, please check your local listing. And be sure to visit MAKERS.com for more stories on the exceptional women whose pioneering contributions continue to shape the world in which we live.