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Why Women Need to Climb Mountains – A Journey through the Life and Work of Dr. Gerda Lerner

Why Women Need to Climb Mountains – A Journey through the Life and Work of Dr. Gerda Lerner

Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall, Room UL105, University Center
General Public 

In recognition of Women’s History Month, please join The New School to view the documentary, Why Women Need to Climb Mountains – A journey through the life and work of Dr. Gerda Lerner (2016), followed by a Q&A with Berlin-based filmmaker Renata Keller.

Dr. Lerner journeyed to the U.S. as a Jewish refugee, remained a courageous social activist, and became a pioneering figure in women’s history. She taught the first women’s history courses at The New School and later joined the faculty at Sarah Lawrence College. The film features interviews with Gerda Lerner, several of her students, and key figures spearheading the field of women’s history.

Renata Keller is a filmmaker and visual art director based in Berlin and has worked in visual arts for over twenty-five years. She is currently the CEO and art director of the German philosophical quarterly Magazine for Consciousness and Culture evolve.

This event is co-sponsored by The New School for Social Research, Lang College History Department and Gender Studies Program, in collaboration with students and faculty from the spring 2017 course "Women’s Legacy at the New School."



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