McConnell Center partners with Kentucky Commission on Women to produce film
Benjamin Gies, Civic Education Program Graduate Assistant, with former Ky. Gov. Martha Layne Collins at the Frankfort movie premiere (click to enlarge)
The McConnell Center's Civic Education Program and the Kentucky Commission on Women have joined forces to present "Dreamers & Doers: Voices of Kentucky Women." This full-length documentary tells the story of several Kentucky women and their many contributions to the history and culture of the Commonwealth.
The McConnell Center was recognized as a major partner with the Kentucky Commission on Women at the film's premieres in Louisville, Lexington and Frankfort this spring. Members of the McConnell Center's Teacher Scholar Program attended the Louisville premiere of the film on March 16.
In addition to distributing 250 copies of the film to Kentucky teachers and students later this year, the McConnell Center is currently developing programming for its 2015-16 academic year focused on important Kentucky women and their influence on politics and policy.
The Kentucky Commission on Women was established in April 1964 as part of the Office of the Governor. It is dedicated to elevating the status of women and girls in the Commonwealth, empowering them to overcome barriers to equity and expanding opportunities to achieve their fullest potential. It is headquartered in the capitol building in Frankfort, Ky.
By Chloe Zoeller, Class of 2016