Women’s History Month

KLRU broadcasts programming created by and about people from all cultures year-round, from public affairs to history to independent film to kids programming. In celebration of Women’s History Month, KLRU offers a lineup of programs both onair and online focused on women.

Our Women’s History Month offerings begin on with the official launch of the #SheDocs online film festival! The SheDocs series begins with a  special online social screening March 3 at 5 pm of Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth. Watch the film and participate in exciting online conversations with filmmaker Pratibha Parmar and Koritha Mitchell, a literary historian and cultural critic specializing in African American literature, racial violence throughout U.S. literature and contemporary culture, and black drama and performance.


#SheDocs showcases 12 documentaries that highlight extraordinary women and their accomplishments. You can watch the following films anytime this month online:

Makers: Women Who Make America
Monday, March 17, 9 pm to midnight
This comprehensive and innovative series, built on an extraordinary archive of interviews, tells the story of one of the most sweeping social revolutions in America’s history, as women asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity and personal autonomy. It is a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, on grand stages like the U.S. Supreme Court and Congress, and humbler ones like the boardroom and the bedroom. No individual, nor any aspect of American life, has been unchanged. The series features the stories of those who led the fight, those who opposed it and those — both famous and unknown — caught up in its wake.

Performing Possibilities
Thursday, March 20, at 9 pm
Women are the fastest growing segment of the incarcerated population in the United States. Katherine Craft, seeing a great need for gender-specific programs for incarcerated women, founded Conspire Theatre in 2009 and has been run by Craft and coconspirator Michelle Dahlenburg since 2011. Through the use of theatre, Conspire seeks to provide women prisoners a revolutionary and creative approach to healing from trauma, increasing self-esteem, becoming better parents, and improving literacy. With a deep, abiding belief in redemption, empowerment, and connection through art, the Conspire team is undergoing their most ambitious project yet. No longer satisfied with keeping their organization’s work in the shadows of the penitentiary, they is taking the performances out into the public.

Independent Lens “All of Me” followed by Civic Summit “Obesity, Weight Loss & Body Acceptance”
Monday, March 24, from 8-10 pm
‘All Of Me’’ follows a group of Austin friends, who are morbidly obese, as they make changes in their lifestyles. KLRU’s Civic Summit takes a more in-depth look at the issues and experiences surrounding obesity and weight loss. Learn more about these two programs

Women In Chemistry
Thursday, March 27, at 9 pm
A documentary profiling eight remarkable women who have made important contributions to the field of chemistry. The program follows the lives and careers of eight leading women in chemistry, celebrating their shared chance-taking, thrill-seeking love of science.  Against many personal and institutional odds, these women changed the world through innovation and entrepreneurship.  Women featured on the program include:  Nancy Chang; Uma Chowdhry; Mildred Cohn; Mary L. Good; Kathryn Hach-Darrow; Paula Hammond; Stephanie Kwolek and Kira Mazumdar-Shaw.

Women in Music Night 
Friday, March 28, 8-10:30 pm
Live from Lincoln Center  Patina Miller In Concert, Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
Austin City Limits Esperanza Spalding,  jazz/soul singer/bassist and Grammy Award winner
Hardly Sound The Villettes, an Austin folky-indie-pop band

Women and Girls Lead
KLRU presents stories about women and girls who are making a difference both locally and globally. Watch these inspring stories at klru.org/wagl

Ann Richards School Student Productions

An alien named Uchi has the most unfortunate speech impediment. When he falls in love with a girl named Layla, he works to overcome his inability to tell her how he feels.

The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders was founded in 2007 and serves grades 6-12. It is a unique public all-girls school in Austin, Texas dedicated to educating young women to become leaders and to provide them with the skills needed to be successful in college and beyond. Ann Richards is a college preparatory school that focuses on challenging its students through rigorous pre-AP and AP courses.

When students at Ann Richards reach ninth grade, they choose one of three pathways to learn about in their four years of high school: Media Technology, Engineering, or Biomedical. Students in the Media Technology pathway create many short films and animations, among other things, over the course of their high school years. KLRU has partnered with juniors from the Media Technology pathway to share a selection of these shorts.

The animations were completed by the sophomores over the course of a semester. Before beginning these projects, students had to develop new skills and learn software programs such as Adobe After Effects and Papagayo. The sophomores had to create original story lines and characters that they would hand draw and paint in Photoshop before beginning to animate. They also dedicated time before and after school as well as on the weekends to complete their animations.

These short films and animations are available at http://video.klru.tv/program/ann-richards-school-student-productions/

Three baby chicks are playing in a field when an owl swoops down and takes one of them. The other two go to great lengths to save their fellow brother chick.

Katherine Craft – Women and Girls Lead

KLRU presents eight stories about women and girls who are making a difference both locally and globally. These women were nominated by the community to be featured as part of the station’s participation in the national Women and Girls Lead campaign. Today we spotlight Katherine Craft. Craft is the founder of Conspire Theater, a program that provides incarcerated women a healing and empowering experience through the arts.

You can watch KLRU’s other Women and Girls Lead videos at klru.org/wagl and be sure to watch stories about other women making a difference on Makers: Women Who Make America on Feb. 26th.

 

 

Julieta Garibay – Women and Girls Lead

KLRU presents eight stories about women and girls who are making a difference both locally and globally. These women were nominated by the community to be featured as part of the station’s participation in the national Women and Girls Lead campaign. Today we spotlight Julieta Garibay. Garibay co-founded the Undergraduate Leadership Initiative, an advocacy group comprised of fellow undocumented college students, supporters, and family.

You can watch KLRU’s other Women and Girls Lead videos at klru.org/wagl and be sure to watch stories about other women making a difference on Makers: Women Who Make America on Feb. 26th.

 

Peggy Kelsey – Women and Girls Lead

KLRU presents eight stories about women and girls who are making a difference both locally and globally. These women were nominated by the community to be featured as part of the station’s participation in the national Women and Girls Lead campaign. Today we spotlight Peggy Kelsey. Kelsey created The Afghan Women’s Project to share stories of Afghan women to help change stereotypes.

You can watch KLRU’s other Women and Girls Lead videos at klru.org/wagl and be sure to watch stories about other women making a difference on Makers: Women Who Make America on Feb. 26th.

Ndeye Boury Silla – Women and Girls Lead

KLRU presents eight stories about women and girls who are making a difference both locally and globally. These women were nominated by the community to be featured as part of the station’s participation in the national Women and Girls Lead campaign. Today we spotlight Ndeye Boury Silla. Silla is one of our community’s outstanding teenagers. The daughter of Senegalese immigrants, she raised more than $900 to purchase school supplies for children in her parent’s native country.

You can watch KLRU’s other Women and Girls Lead videos at klru.org/wagl and be sure to watch stories about other women making a difference on Makers: Women Who Make America on Feb. 26th.

Marissa Vogel – Women and Girls Lead

KLRU presents eight stories about women and girls who are making a difference both locally and globally. These women were nominated by the community to be featured as part of the station’s participation in the national Women and Girls Lead campaign. Today we spotlight Marissa Vogel. Vogel started the non-profit organization Little Helping Hands, which creates and manages volunteer opportunities for younger children and their parents.

You can watch KLRU’s other Women and Girls Lead videos at klru.org/wagl and be sure to watch stories about other women making a difference on Makers: Women Who Make America on Feb. 26th.

Esther Reyes – Women and Girls Lead

KLRU presents eight stories about women and girls who are making a difference both locally and globally. These women were nominated by the community to be featured as part of the station’s participation in the national Women and Girls Lead campaign. Today we spotlight Esther Reyes. Reyes is Executive Director of the Austin Immigrant Right’s Coalition and has helped lead a statewide effort to protect the human rights of Texas’ undocumented immigrants.

You can watch KLRU’s other Women and Girls Lead videos at klru.org/wagl and be sure to watch stories about other women making a difference on Makers: Women Who Make America on Feb. 26th.

Rina Hartline – Women and Girls Lead

KLRU presents eight stories about women and girls who are making a difference both locally and globally. These women were nominated by the community to be featured as part of the station’s participation in the national Women and Girls Lead campaign. Today we spotlight Rina Hartline. Rina is director of Texas State Relations for Centerpoint Energy and mentors other women as the founder of the Association of Women in Energy. She works to inspire other women working in the energy field.

You can watch KLRU’s other Women and Girls Lead videos at klru.org/wagl and be sure to watch stories about other women making a difference on Makers: Women Who Make America on Feb. 26th.

Amy Koch – Women and Girls Lead

KLRU presents eight stories about women and girls who are making a difference both locally and globally. These women were nominated by the community to be featured as part of the station’s participation in the national Women and Girls Lead campaign. Today we spotlight Amy Koch.  Koch is a graduate of Project SEARCH at Seton Healthcare Family, a best practice for hiring individuals with developmental disabilities created at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. Her inspiring story shows that leaders are often the people behind the scenes making changes through their daily actions.

You can watch KLRU’s other Women and Girls Lead videos at klru.org/wagl and be sure to watch stories about other women making a difference on Makers: Women Who Make America on Feb. 26th.