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Transforming Lives Media Archives


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Videos and Interviews
Every Woman Has Gifts / An Interview with Dr. Gloria Bachmann
Every Woman Has Gifts / An Interview with Dr. Gloria Bachmann

Desi Feministing / An Interview with Samhita Mukhopadhyay
Desi Feministing / An Interview with Samhita Mukhopadhyay

A Journey Woman / An Interview with Cathy Stanford
A Journey Woman / An Interview with Cathy Stanford

Pa'Lante Siempre Pa'Lante / An Interview with Marien Pabellon
Pa'Lante Siempre Pa'Lante / An Interview with Marien Pabellon

Iran: The Women's Voice  /  An Interview with Mahnaz Afkhami
Iran: The Women's Voice  /  An Interview with Mahnaz Afkhami

Why Women Take the Streets / An Interview with Adrienne Germain
Why Women Take the Streets / An Interview with Adrienne Germain

The Re-greening Project / An Interview with Pat Brentano
The Re-greening Project / An Interview with Pat Brentano


From the Inside, Out: A Lifetime of Activism / An Interview with Bonnie Kerness
From the Inside, Out: A Lifetime of Activism / An Interview with Bonnie Kerness

Inked / An Interview with Alison Bechdel
Inked / An Interview with Alison Bechdel



Leading Through Hoops / An Interview with Vivian Stringer
Leading Through Hoops / An Interview with Vivian Stringer


The Politics of Femininity / An Interview with Christine Todd Whitman
The Politics of Femininity / An Interview with Christine Todd Whitman


Believing in Change: The Charlotte Bunch Project / An Interview with Charlotte Bunch
Believing in Change: The Charlotte Bunch Project / An Interview with Charlotte Bunch

Continuum of Leadership / An Interview with Mary S. Hartman
Continuum of Leadership / An Interview with Mary S. Hartman


Taking Flight: The Story of Faith Ringgold / An Interview with Faith Ringgold
Taking Flight: The Story of Faith Ringgold / An Interview with Faith Ringgold

 

In partnership with the Writers House, Rutgers University Department of English, the Institute for Women's Leadership piloted Transforming Lives in 2009. This project combines filmmaking and interview skills to help our undergraduate Leadership Scholars learn from women leaders who are making a difference in the world. These student films have been created with the help from filmmakers Pilar Timpane, Chantal Eyong, Lizette Gesudan, Stephen Beeston, Steve Holloway, Scott Lazes, and Nicholas Salazer under Dena Seidel's supervision in the Writers House documentary class.

The purpose of the Transforming Lives project is to inspire and empower women of all ages to make positive change in their own lives, in their communities, in our state, nation, and the world. This educational initiative is a significant opportunity for Rutgers undergraduate students in the IWL Leadership Scholars Certificate Program to learn about leadership from women change makers, and to gain an understanding of the use of media as a vital tool for creating social change in the 21st century.