Filmmaker Katrina Parks will show segments from her documentary film series “Route 66 Women” that look in depth at Arizona’s Route 66 legacy through the eyes and experiences of women who overcame segregation and gender discrimination to build fulfilling lives for themselves on America's most beloved road. Themes of growing up, traveling, challenging gender stereotypes, confronting prejudice and pushing boundaries in a man’s world run-through the new film segments.
Katrina will be joined by historian Dr. Heidi Osselaer who will provide historical context and participate in the discussion following the film. Dr. Osselaer is on the executive board of the Arizona Women’s Heritage Trail and was the recipient of the 2011 Sharlot Hall Award for her “valuable contributions to the understanding and awareness of Arizona and its history.” Her most recent book is "Arizona's Deadliest Gunfight: Draft Resistance and Tragedy at the Power Cabin, 1918".
This event is made possible with support from Arizona Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Kirk-Bear Canyon Library. Please visit www.azhumanities.org. This event is free and open to the public.