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Lisa Moore Interim, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Claiming Ourselves: Women, Power and Leadership Film Screening, "North Country"

Tue, October 17, 2006 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM • CAL 100

In 1975, in a small Minnesota town, Josey Aimes becomes one of the first women to work at the Eveleth Mines and as a result endures relentless abuse and a painful litigation process. Inspired by the book, Class Action: The Story of Lois Jensen and the Landmark Case that Changed Sexual Harassment Law, North Country is a semi- fictionalized account of the first successful class-action sexual harassment lawsuit.

Panelist following the movie include: Julius Getman, L.L.M. Julius Getman holds the Earl E. Sheffield Regents Chair at the University of Texas School of Law. His area of focus is labor law. His writings include The Betrayal of Local 14: Paperworkers, Politics and Permanent Replacements and In the Company of Scholars: The Struggle for the Soul of Higher Education. Linda Millstone Director of Equal Opportunities Services at the University of Texas at Austin. Glenn Scott Glenn Scott is a union representative with Education Austin, an affiliate of AFT and National Education Association Local 2048 in Austin, Texas who has represented a number of women in sexual harassment grievances over the last 20 plus years.

Sponsored by: Center for Women's and Gender Studies, Austin Film Society


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