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Betty: They Say I'm Different
Betty Davis (1944 - 2022), original Funk Queen and one time wife of jazz legend Miles Davis, took on the American establishment of the 1970s and changed the course of women in music forever. Despite being banned and boycotted, she went on to become the first black woman to perform, write and manage herself.
NR, 53 min., 2017. Closed captions (CC) in English.
bell hooks: Cultural Criticism & Transformation
bell hooks (1952 - 2021) was one of America's most accessible public intellectuals. In this lecture video filled with dozens of clips from popular films, she makes a compelling argument for the transformative power of cultural criticism and why she uses the phrase "white supremacist capitalist patriarchy" to describe the interlocking systems of domination that define our reality.
NR, 60 min., 1997. Closed captions (CC) in English.
Film & Video
Watch party and film discussions.
Programs spotlighting women's history, rights and current issues.
HERstory is SFPL's celebration of Women's History Month, spotlighting authors, thinkers, visionaries and artists during the month of March. Program offerings are for all ages.
More Than a Month: Black Interest
Connect to engaging discussions and performances related to the Black community.
More Than a Month recognizes important events in Black history, honors community and national leaders and fosters steps towards collective change. Programming features authors, poets and craft classes.