September 25, 2019

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The nation's first African-American congresswoman, the passionate Shirley Chisholm launched her run for the United States presidency in the 1972 election, winning an impressive amount of support, given the era and the prevailing prejudices of many voters. The film takes a close look at her campaign, providing interviews with Chisholm and the dedicated individuals who worked on her groundbreaking campaign. The screening was followed by an analysis of her impact as a role model on today’s political climate.

Presenter: Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO, National Women’s Law Center

In partnership with NYU DC. Please note that this event may have been filmed and/or photographed.

March on Washington Film Festival

NYU DC Dialogues

Film Presenter

Fatima Goss Graves

Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO, National Women's Law Center

Ms. Goss Graves, who has served in numerous roles at NWLC for more than a decade, has spent her career fighting to advance opportunities for women and girls. She has a distinguished track record working across a broad set of issues central to women’s lives, including income security, health and reproductive rights, education access, and workplace fairness. Ms. Goss Graves is among the co-founders of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund. Prior to becoming President, Ms. Goss Graves served as the Center’s Senior Vice President for Program, where she led the organization’s broad program agenda to advance progress and eliminate barriers in employment, education, health and reproductive rights and lift women and families out of poverty. Prior to that, as the Center’s Vice President for Education and Employment, she led the Center’s anti-discrimination initiatives, including work to promote equal pay, combat harassment and sexual assault at work and at school, and advance equal access to education programs, with a particular focus on outcomes for women and girls of color.