Upcoming film screening and discussion about America’s most beloved road

(TUCSON, Ariz.) – Get your kicks on Route 66… at Kirk-Bear Canyon Library:

Thursday, May 16, 6 pm
Kirk-Bear Canyon Library
8959 E. Tanque Verde Road

Filmmaker Katrina Parks will show segments from her documentary film series “Route 66 Women: The Untold Story of the Mother Road.” She will be joined by award-winning historian Dr. Heidi Osselaer, who will provide historical context and participate in the post-film discussion.

The film offers a captivating, in-depth look at Arizona’s Route 66 legacy through the eyes and experiences of the women who built fulfilling lives on America’s most iconic highway. These extraordinary women, who overcame gender discrimination and segregation, broke down barriers and pushed boundaries in a man’s world.

From entrepreneurs, waitresses, and anthropologists to politicians, artists, and military sergeants, these women transformed their communities and the American West for the better through their hard work, perseverance and ingenuity.

Katrina is drawn to projects that highlight strong women and enrich our culture. Her first film “The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound” was broadcast on public television stations across the country. She has produced programs for A&E, Discovery Channel, Food Network, Fox, History, Lifetime, and the Travel Channel.

This event, which is free and open to the public, is made possible with support from Arizona Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information, please call Infoline at (520) 791-4010 or visit our website at library.pima.gov.


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