Women's History Month

picture of a helmet and footballAre you worried about an NFL strike and delayed football games? Watch the D.C. Divas, the IWFL Eastern Conference Champions.

Several members of this all-female full-contact football team stopped by the Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial Library to help kick off Women’s History Month with a film screening of movies about their organization, D.C. Divas and Divas Rule, Title IX Turns 30. Both are documentary films about D.C.-based female football players, by local filmmaker Rich Daniel, who was also joined by some of the players featured in the film.

The D.C. Divas began in 2001 and were the first all-female full-contact football team comprised of women in the D.C. area, with their home field located at Eastern High School. Although they have since located to Prince George’s County, Md., they still remain an active part of the metro community. 

DC DivasThe General Manager of the D.C. Divas, Rich Daniel, is a multi-Emmy award-winning 30-year veteran of the broadcasting business. Daniel spent the better part of his career as the executive producer and sports director at WJLA-TV and worked with the Washington Redskins game day crew for seven seasons. Daniel  is currently the chairman of the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce Sports Hospitality and Entertainment Committee and works with several local charities, including the Dion Johnson Foundation.

Stop by the library every Tuesday in March to celebrate Women’s History Month, with film screenings and discussions with local filmmakers. This film series is a collaborative partnership between the library and the D.C. Chapter of Women in Film and Video (WIFV-DC).

There will be a special screening at the Library on Tuesday, March 8, at 2 p.m., Jazz in the Diamond District, a film by local filmmaker Lindsey Christian, preceded by shorts Raymond and Lina by Mark Pagan, and What Does a Hero Look Like? by local filmmaker Kari Barber. All films in this program are DC-based stories.

For more information, please call 202-727-1295.