Commemorative Months


Woman Rebel

Women’s History Month highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. Did you know that 40% of the rebel army in Nepal were women?  Woman Rebel follows one woman’s story (codename “Silu”), from the jungles to the halls of Parliament.      Breaking Silence: The Story of the Sisters of Desales Heights follows twelve elderly nuns preparing to face the outside world for the first time in their adult lives, raising important questions about the changing role of women in society when their roles are no longer valued. Power and Control: Domestic Violence in America is a comprehensive and timely exploration of the shocking persistence of domestic violence in our society. See New Day’s complete Women’s Studies collection here.  

The Collector of Bedford StreetNational Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month calls on us to recognize the mixed-ability world in which we live, and the unique contributions, needs, and desires of every person. What does it mean for us to live in a world where people of all different abilities are supported and recognized? Explore New Day's collection of excellent films on disability-related topics, including The Collector of Bedford Street, an Academy Award-nominated short documentary about a community activist and fundraiser with an intellectual disability, and the community that came together to support him when he was in crisis.  The Key of G is an award-winning documentary that follows Gannet, a charismatic 22-year-old with physical and developmental disabilities, as he leaves his mother’s home to share an apartment with a close-knit group of artists and musicians who support him as paid caregivers and as friends. See more films about disability here.  

A Sentence ApartNational Criminal Justice Month calls attention to the need for an effective criminal justice system. A Sentence Apart follows three families as they cope with the infinite ripple effects of incarceration in the U.S. AbUSed: The Postville Raid exposes the devastating effects of U.S. immigration enforcement policies on children, families and communities. Every Mother’s Son highlights three women who have lost their sons to police brutality, as they unite to fight for change. See the rest of our Law and Criminal Justice collection here.  

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