Share the excitement of the de Pizan Honors held on Nov. 16, 2011 in Washington, DC, as Comcast Newsmakers airs interviews with attendees at the gala reception. The clip airs for two weeks, starting the week of December 26th! The video segment will be a great treat for both members and friends of the Museum who were unable to attend. Comcast Newsmakers airs at 25 and 55 minutes past the hour on CNN. The video is also available to watch at http://comcastcreative.com/video/nwhm_111611.wmv. Be sure to check it out!
Archive for December, 2011
Check out Meryl Streep’s interview on 60 Minutes for her portrayal as former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the film “The Iron Lady:” http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7392094n
“The Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Women’s History”
Lecture series- Woodrow Wilson Center
“New Negro Women and Beyond: Posing Beauty in African American Culture”
(The lecture discusses a rich history of beauty that merges gender, race, family, and class from 1890 to now)
Dr. Deborah Willis (New York University) – January 18, 2012
“The Grand Domestic Revolution: A History of Feminist Designs for American Homes, Neighborhoods, and Cities”
Dolores Hayden (Yale) – February 15, 2012
Topic to Be Announced
Dr. Kathleen Brown (University of Penn) – March 14, 2012
“Language Makes History: Intersections of Language, Gender and Politics”
Dr. Robin Lakoff (UC Berkeley) – April 18, 2012
“Doing Well by Doing Good: American Women’s Long Tradition of Reform”
Dr. Sonya Michel (University of Maryland) – May 16, 2012
Videos of past lectures:
Meryl Streep Makes Mention of National Women’s History Museum in Phillippine Daily Inquirer InterviewDecember 12th, 2011
Meryl on ‘Streep Tease’ and Margaret Thatcher
By: Ruben Nepales
Philippine Daily Inquirer
LOS ANGELES– Meryl Streep, beautiful in a red cowl neck sweater and black pants, preferred to stand up for most of our interview in a New York hotel.
“I am so precariously placed because of my traveling,” the legendary actress explained. With a smile and that mellifluous voice, she said, “I was at the Kennedy Center till 3 o’clock in the morning, drinking with De Niro and all these bad, bad men so I’m sorry.” Looming over us, and with a majestic chandelier above her, Meryl seemed larger than life.
She gives a stunning performance as Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady,” an intimate portrait of the first and only female prime minister of the United Kingdom. Phyllida Lloyd, who directed Meryl in “Mamma Mia!,” is also behind “The Iron Lady,” which features Jim Broadbent and Olivia Colman as Margaret Thatcher’s husband and daughter, Denis and Carol, respectively. Abi Morgan wrote the screenplay which also shows Thatcher’s struggle with dementia in her later years. Read the rest of this entry »