Each month, YWCA Central Alabama will feature movies that highlight, celebrate, or focus on promoting women’s empowerment and communities of color. These films will also help to generate conversations addressing sexism, racism, classism, and other forms of oppression. You can watch these films alone or with your family. You can also use these viewings to engage a small group, with students, or at your workplace.
To kick-off Movies for the Movement, check-out “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” starring the late, brilliant, and iconic Cicely Tyson. Tyson’s portrayals as an actress are highly revered, and her work spans decades from 1951-2020. She was one of the most influential figures in the movie industry, and she made it a point to push the envelope on the representation of Black women. We will never forget Cicely Tyson’s talent, and her films will surely inspire generations of actors and actresses to come.