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Join a Screening of RBG

Join the Media and Society Department on Thursday, Oct. 29 for a memorial screening of RBG to celebrate the life of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. To allow for social distancing, the film will be shown simultaneously in Albright Auditorium and the Vandervort Room at 7 p.m.

HWS community members who wish to view the film remotely may do so via: https://hws.kanopy.com/video/rbg-1. An HWS ID is required to sign into Kanopy.

A fierce advocate against gender discrimination, Ginsburg was only the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court. She passed away on Sept. 18.

The documentary RBG chronicles Ginsburg’s upbringing, her time as a law student at Harvard and her rise to the Supreme Court. The film was nominated for a best documentary Oscar in 2019.

Meanwhile, members of the HWS community are invited to submit video reflections about Ginsburg’s legacy. Recordings should be submitted here. The videos will be shown at the Oct. 29 event.

The videos will join the testimonies of Jada Eisenbud ’23 and Associate Professor of Women’s Studies Jessica Hayes-Conroy, who contributed reflections to the HWS Update about Ginsburg’s impact on their lives.

Hayes-Conroy reflected on Ginsburg’s multi-generational appeal. “Today it is particularly notable how resonate Ginsberg was as a feminist icon across the generations,” Hayes-Conroy writes. “Turning to social media after the news of Ginsberg’s death, her power and impact was evident. An icon. A queen. A super diva. A hero. A role model. A champion. Notorious. Unstoppable.” Read the full reflection here.

Eisenbud shared a story about a class trip she took to the Supreme Court to meet Ginsburg in her youth. She also reflected on the loss of a Jewish icon. “RBG was the first Jewish female justice on the Supreme Court and is the longest-serving Jewish justice ever. RBG was iconic in every sense of the word; she passionately fought for civil rights, women’s rights, and LGBTQIA+ rights for this country,” Eisenbud writes. Read her full reflection here.