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Albany FilmFest Presents...The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins

Albany FilmFest Presents...The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins

Followed by a panel discussion with local women in politics including Albany Mayor Rochelle Nason, Vice Mayor Peggy McQuaid and Former President of the League of Women Voters of Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville Adena Ishii. Moderated by Fran Quittel, Frances Perkins Center Ambassador.

Frances Perkins, FDR’s Secretary of Labor and the first woman to serve as a United States cabinet secretary, was the principal architect of the New Deal, credited with formulating policies to shore up the national economy following the nation’s most serious economic crisis and helping to create the modern middle class. She was in every respect a self-made woman who rose from humble New England origins to become America’s leading advocate for many of the basics we take for granted today, from Social Security to industrial safety and workers’ rights.

This monthly film series is a partnership between Albany Library and Albany Filmfest, and is supported by the Friends of the Albany Library.  It is held on the third Tuesday of most months at 7pm. 






Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Show more dates
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Edith Stone Room
Albany Library
  Adults     Teens  
  Community and Culture     Education and Learning     Movies, Music, Performances  

The Library is wheelchair accessible. An ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least 7 days in advance. For assistance, please contact your library or accessibility@aclibrary.org.  Events subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.

All Alameda County Library events are free.