The Women On The Mother Road in Arizona
Route 66, or the Mother Road as John Steinbeck called it, has struck a chord with Americans and an ever-growing international audience since its inception in 1926, offering economic opportunity, adventure, as well as providing a gateway to the West. However, the narrative of the road, as conveyed by popular culture and historical works, has overlooked the experiences of women and girls. Documentary filmmaker Katrina Parks is capturing the oral histories of the women who worked and lived along Route 66 before those memories fade away.
The presentation will include the screening of clips of interviews and slides from Katrina Parks’s ongoing documentary film project: “The Women on the Mother Road.” Four panelists--documentarian Parks, women’s historian Heidi Osselaer, and Route 66 experts Sean Evans and Olivia Charest--will provide commentary and answer questions about Route 66’s impact on the lives of women.
Date: March 15, 2018 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Location: Scottsdale Public Library | 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Admission: This event is made possible with support from Arizona Humanities and the Scottsdale Public Library. It is free and open to the public.
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