9to5: The Story of a Movement - Film Q&A



Post-film Q&A with 9to5 co-founder Debbie Schneider and Angel Darcourt, Associate National Field Director for Working America. Moderated by Elise Bryant, President of the Coalition of Labor Union Women.


9to5: The Story of a Movement captures the real-life fight that inspired a hit and changed the American workplace.


When Dolly Parton sang “9 to 5,” she was doing more than just shining a light on the fate of American working women. Parton was singing the true story of a movement that started with 9to5, a group of Boston secretaries in the early 1970s.


Their goals were simple—better pay, more advancement opportunities, and an end to sexual harassment—but their unconventional approach attracted the press and shamed their bosses into change. Featuring interviews with 9to5’s founders, as well as actor and activist Jane Fonda, 9to5: The Story of a Movement is the previously untold story of the fight that inspired a hit and changed the American workplace.


Presented by the DC Labor FilmFest; Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW); Labor Heritage Foundation, Rochester Labor Film Series.


The DC Labor FilmFest is sponsored by American Income Life.


Produced by Evan Matthew Papp of Empathy Media Lab.




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