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|Mothers, Daughters, Sisters...Women All -- KQED Celebrates Women's History Month in March|
KQED and Women and Company to Honor Five Bay Area Women as Local Heroes
More Than 50 Television Programs to Air
San Francisco, California, March 10, 2003 -- The achievements of women in the fields of science, art, music, literature and sports have been subtly overlooked throughout history. As a tribute to these often unrecognized achievements and in celebration of the diverse and historic accomplishments of these inspiring and culturally diverse female role models, KQED Public Broadcasting will celebrate Women's History Month this March. In addition to a special event celebration that honors five Bay Area local heroes, KQED Public Television will feature a cornucopia of documentaries, profiles, special reports and performances throughout the month.
In honor of Women's History Month, a special ceremony will take place on Thursday, March 20th at the KQED Broadcast Center from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The event recognizes five outstanding local women and their significant contributions to the Bay Area community. Throughout March, special television short profile segments will air profiling the 2003 Women's History Month honorees and their achievements. The 2003 honorees are: Patti Chang, President, Women's Foundation; Carla Cobb Davis, Chief Executive Officer, DBC Commercial Group; Maudelle Shirek, Vice Mayor, Berkeley, CA; Lani Silver, Director, James Byrd Jr. Racism Oral History Project; and Dr. Amy Strage, Professor, San Jose State University, Child & Adolescent Development, College of Education.
During the month of March, KQED Public Television will broadcast a unique lineup, offering programming with a focus on women's themes and issues. Highlights include the following:
American Masters Alice Waters and Her Delicious Revolution illuminates how Alice Waters has inspired a change in the way Americans eat through her world-famous restaurant, Chez Panisse. Airs Wednesday, March 19 at 8:00 p.m.
Women on Patrol: Hearts of the City celebrates the women who have flourished and become leaders within the San Francisco Police Department. Airs Saturday, March 22 at 6:00 p.m.
Visionaries in Women They Trust: Global Fund for Women looks at the San Francisco -- based Global Fund for Women as they attempt to end the sex trafficking of young girls in Nepal and promote self-sufficiency in Mexico. Airs Saturday, March 29, at 5:30 p.m.
Program listings and descriptions for March can be found in the KQED Women's History Month Guide, which also lists Bay Area events and resources for women. Bay Area residents interested in receiving a free copy can call (415) 553-2860 or look online at kqed.org/heritagemonths.
The KQED Education Network program Bay Area Mosaic provides resources for local teachers to examine the cultural diversity of the Bay Area with their students. In conjunction with Women's History Month, Bay Area Mosaic is featuring People's Century: Half the People, a film about the national and international importance of the women's movement in the 1970s. Online lessons for 9th through 12th grade teachers can be found at kqed.org/mosaic. Lessons are correlated to California State standards for language arts, social studies and American democracy classes.
Women and Company is a new division of Citigroup created to serve an overwhelming number of women who are the primary financial decision-makers. The annual $125 Women and Company membership features a personalized relationship with a financial professional from Salomon Smith Barney or Citicorp Investment Services, clear and practical information, financial privileges, objective financial planning and membership appreciation benefits. Begun in 1999 as a Citigroup conference for female CEOs and executives, Women and Company has evolved as a service provider, uniquely positioned to draw from a rich pool of respected sister financial service institutions. More information about Women and Company can be found at womenandco.com or by calling 888-679-9255.
KQED Public Broadcasting operates KQED Public Television 9, one of the nation's most-watched public television stations during prime-time, and KQED's digital television channels, which include KQED HD, KQED Encore, KQED World, KQED Life and KQED Kids; KQED Public Radio, the most-listened-to public radio station in the nation with an award-winning news and public affairs program service (88.5 FM in San Francisco and 89.3 FM in Sacramento); KQED.org, one of the most visited station sites in Public Broadcasting; and KQED Education Network, which brings the impact of KQED to thousands of teachers, students, parents and media professionals through workshops, seminars and resources.