Running in High Heels: WGS Film Screening Oct. 1 & 2

Elon’s Women’s and Gender Studies program presents “Running in High Heels,” a provocative documentary about women and politics. Two screenings will be held:  Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 7:00 p.m. (McEwen 011) and Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 12:25 p.m. (Yeager Auditorium). A discussion will follow each screening. 

Wrapped around the story of one young woman’s bid for office, women’s leadership is examined in a non-partisan discussion with women from the right and the left of the political spectrum, featuring: Myrna Blyth, author of Spin Sisters and former editor-in-chief of Ladies Home  Journal; Dr. Heidi Hartmann, founder of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research; Sherrye Henry, author of the Deep Divide, aide to Congresswoman Louise  Slaughter, and former N.Y. state Senate candidate;  Phyllis Schlafly, conservative activist and author; and Eleanor Smeal, women’s activist and president of the Feminist Majority Foundation.