Attend Women’s Issues First Program – Film and Review “From the Second Wave to the Tidal Wave”

  “Cross Generational Issues for Women Program Series”

presented by

                      Hadassah New Orleans, the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana and                        National Council of Jewish Women, Greater New Orleans Section.

This three-part series is being funded by a grant from the Linda and Jack Zoller Designated Fund at the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana.

The first program on March 17 at 6:30 pm via Zoom will feature the film From the Second Wave to the Tidal Wave: a documentary film about the Second Wave feminist movement by film maker Pam Maus. This program will open with an introduction and airing of the film, followed by a panel discussion at 7pm featuring Pam Maus and the three women whose stories are the focus of the movie.

To register for this program, CLICK HERE

In the 1920s, the First Wave Feminist Movement won women’s right to vote when Congress ratified the 19th Amendment granting women’s suffrage.

Forty years later, in the 1960s, women would once again come together as the Second Wave Feminist Movement to fight for equal rights and more. As women of that time were coming of age and going off to college they were swept up in the movement. “From the Second Wave to the Tidal Wave” tells the stories of four of those women, Nancy Wanderer who went off to Wellesley where she along with Hillary Rodham (Clinton) vied for class leadership, Joyce Elliott who was an unlikely pioneer in Arkansas’ school integration, Christine Lesiak who spent her years at UCLA in campus protests, and filmmaker Pam Maus, filmmaker who, as a seven-year-old learned about social injustice watching the violent integration of Little Rock Central High School of television.

As women successfully vied for seats at the table, closed the wage gap and increased their numbers in political leadership, the second wave movement began to slow down by the early 1980s. Some academics have attempted to make the case for a quieter third and fourth wave feminist movement, but it wasn’t until 2016 when the first woman nominee of major political party lost her bid for the presidency that the feminist movement re-ignited; this time in the full force of a Tidal Wave.

To watch this film ahead of time, CLICK HERE and then register to join us for the panel discussion and program on March 17 at 7pm by  CLICKING HERE . Note: the film will be shown at 6:30pm March 17 before the panel discussion.

For questions about our March 17 program, please contact Briann Shear at

The second program in the series will be April 12 and feature Dr. Robin Gurwitch, a professor from Duke University, addressing  “Emotional Well-being in the age of COVID” in April. On May 13, the third program will present a panel on “Work/Life Imbalance in the age of COVID. ​Details to ​​follow.

Contact Susan Hess at about these programs.

To register for this program, CLICK HERE