2000 | 32 minutes | Color | DVD | Order No. 01724
"Designed to spark discussion on organizing tactics and strategies while inspiring any audience I can imagine, this short documentary would work well in community study groups and those undergraduate sociology and political science courses that include community-based research, grassroots leadership training, and youth organizing."
"These woman organizers--in our unions and in our communities--are showing us that yes, indeed, it can be done. The spirit of Si, se puede is alive and well, and it is women who are making it happen."
“Women Organize is a refreshing, inspiring portrait of five women whose life work is economic and social justice. Pedagogically and analytically sharp, and deeply moving. A must-see for Women's Studies, Race and Ethnic Studies, Labor Studies, and any curriculum involved with social transformation.”
“The video was very moving. As a filmmaker and an activist, I was thrilled to see these women honored by the video. They, in turn, will be role models and inspirations to other women.”
“Good for demonstrating the diversity of feminist activism—sexualities, labor, organizational theories, environmental issues, debates about collective action, native American concerns.”
The Union Institute Center for Women is the only university-based women's center devoted primarily to coalition work between scholars and community activists. The Center is responsible for the development of projects created, defined, and realized collaboratively with the women whose lives are directly affected by those projects. The work of the Union Institute Center for Women is decidedly anti-racist, anti-sexist, and committed to expressing intercultural and international perspectives. The activities of Union Institute Center for Women involve women of all classes, races, ethnic origins, sexual identities, ages, and physical/mental abilities. (10/09)
The Women and Organizing Documentation Project (DC) is a collaboration between a Union Institute Faculty member (NY), the Center for Third World Organizing (CA), and The Women's Educational and Industrial Union (MA) to train and support twenty-five women organizers to analyze, critique and document their work of the past two decades. This eighteen-month project produces a workbook on women's activism across a variety of movements as well as a teaching video. (09/09)