Makers: Women who Make America Sampler and Vermont Makers Showcase.
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Join us to watch the nationally acclaimed documentary about trailblazing American women. We'll be accompanied by local Vermont Makers, Demeny and Donna of Girlington Garage.
VT Makers: Demeny Pollitt
A Vermont Technical College graduate in automotive technology, Pollitt, 34, dreamed of opening an all-girl garage offering full service car repairs. After working at well-established dealerships around the state but dissatisfied with working in traditional male-dominated garages, she took the leap and opened her own shop in South Burlington with the help of her business partner and mother, Donna.
Most middle class women of the 1950s became homemakers. Many women felt dissatisfied.
In 1967 Kathrine Switzer ran in the Boston Marathon, and had to enter under her initials as women were not allowed in the race. By proving that women could finish the race she changed the sport of running forever.
Ladies Home Journal Sit In
Women held a sit-in at the offices of Ladies Home Journal
Battle of the Sexes
Billie Jean King's work on behalf of women’s opportunity and equality in competition came together when she beat former men's champion Bobby Riggs in 1973’s famous “Battle of the Sexes” match.
Abby Pogrebin, the daughter of MS co-founder, Letty Pogrebin grew up during the women's movement. While proud of her mother and the work of the movement, she was unprepared for trying to balance work life and family.
While huge strides have been made the fight for women is not over. Many women are refocusing the movement on women around the world, not just in the United States.
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