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Massasoit’s International Women’s Day screening and discussion
March 8 from 11:00 am–1:00 pm
In honor of International Women’s Day please join us for a screening of Angela Merkel: In Their Own Words. After the screening, we will hold an informal discussion about women in leadership with Ann Sullivan, Chairwoman of Massasoit’s Board of Trustees and President of Metro Equipment Corporation.
IN THEIR OWN WORDS is a series of PBS specials that explore the lives and impact of some of the most intriguing figures in recent history. Combining exclusive interviews with archival footage, this episode profiles Angela Merkel, who recently stepped down after 16 years as Germany’s first female chancellor. This documentary delves into some of the most significant crises that Merkel has faced, including the Greek debt crisis and the migrant crisis of 2015. When other countries closed their borders, she took a stand that Germany, the strongest economy in Europe, had a special responsibility to the tide of humanity fleeing the Syrian civil war and instability in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya. “Nobody laughs anymore if a girl says she wants to be chancellor,” says Merkel.
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