Johnson State College will host a free, public screening of the PBS film Women in War at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, in 207 Bentley Hall.
Part of the PBS Makers Series, the film examines American women’s increasing participation in war — from Vietnam to the present — as nurses, soldiers, journalists, diplomats and spies. Among those featured are Linda Bray, the first woman to lead troops into battle, and Valerie Plame Wilson, whose career was sabotaged after she was “outed” as a high-level spy.
The film shares the stories of military leaders who have broken through gender barriers, like Gen. Angela Salinas, at her retirement the highest ranking woman serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, and Vice Adm. Michelle Howard, the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. Navy. The film is narrated by Christiane Amanpour, chief international correspondent for CNN.