How did American Women Act? Heroism on the Home Front

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6:00 pm

Women's roles changed significantly in WWII America. Many were conscripted to join the war effort and wielded new power through jobs outside the home. But, their influence wasn't limited to factory floors. Some women used their social and political positions to fight back against osolationism and sount the alarm about the plight of Europe's Jews. Join us to explore the role of the everyday woman during this era, as well as the mindset and motivations of a few including Lois Grunden, Edith Rogers, and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Speakers:

Denise Kiernan, Writer and producer, as well as author of the New York Times bestseller "The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II"

Gretchen Skidmore, Director, Education Initiatives, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Co-Sponsored by United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, Butterflies of Hope and Remembrance, and Temple Beth Sholom