The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware will show “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,” a documentary that resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who spearheaded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971.
The UUSD Social and Environmental Justice Committee is sponsoring the screening, which is set for 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 2, at UUSD, 30486 Lewes-Georgetown Highway in Lewes. The public is invited to attend the free screening. Donations will be accepted.
The documentary goes from the founding of the National Organization for Women, with ladies in hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women’s liberation, from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of WITCH (Women’s International Conspiracy from Hell). The film does not shy away from controversies over race, sexual preference and leadership that arose in the women’s movement. It brilliantly captures the spirit of the time – thrilling, scandalous and often hilarious.
Mary Jean Collins, one of the women featured in the documentary, will participate in a discussion following the screening. Collins is a former leader of the National Organization for Women, deputy director of Catholics For a Free Choice, vice president of People For the American Way, and a board member of Choice USA. Currently, she is a board member of Veteran Feminists of America.
UUSD is a welcoming and progressive spiritual community. Donations will support UUSD’s mission to nurture spiritual growth, embrace diversity, work for justice and strive for a loving world. For more information and directions, go to uussd.org or contact Susan Goekler at SocialJustice@uussd.org.