Film: COUNCILWOMAN (2019)
Program Type:Lecture/ Presentation
Celebrate Women’s History Month at NRPL! The Zonta Club of New Rochelle, in collaboration with the New Rochelle Public Library presents films featuring extraordinary women and their accomplishments. Discussion and Q & A will follow the screening.
The inspiring story of Carmen Castillo, an immigrant Dominican housekeeper in a Providence hotel who wins a seat in City Council, taking her advocacy for low-income workers from the margins to city politics. It follows the first term of Rhode Island Councilwoman as she balances her day job as a hotel housekeeper with the demands of public office. The film by Margo Guernsey is English/Spanish subtitled. 57 minutes.
Registration is suggested. Register online or call (914) 813-3706.
Made possible by the Friends of the New Rochelle Public Library in partnership with Zonta Club New Rochelle. Zonta Club is a leading global organization of professionals whose mission is to build a better world for women and girls through service and advocacy.