This week on The Promised Land, we meet a hair-dresser turned activist.
Sharon Hanshaw is the Executive Director of Coastal Women for Change, an organization that empowers women to create positive change in their Biloxi community.
In this program: Senator Patrick Leahy on the Senate’s vote on the bailout package, and unequal pay for women. The problem still persists – despite efforts to eliminate the pay gap, and legislation in Vermont that bars it. And, a local crusader on climate change gets training from Al Gore.
For 17 years, film buffs and
supporters of women in the arts have been gathering in Brattleboro for
the annual Women’s Film Festival. VPR’s
Jane Lindholm discusses a few of the 30 films being shown with the chair of the festival’s Film Selection
A special effort is being made to recruit female police
officers across the state. We talk with a veteran of the force and learn about a program that’s training more women to join policing. Also the Nametag Project,
an effort to break down social barriers and build up community by
getting people to introduce themselves.