Eleanor Roosevelt: Close to Home is an overview of the inspirational life of Eleanor Roosevelt and highlights her dedication as champion of social justice and racial equality. The film introduces viewers to Val-Kill, the home of this extraordinary American who became a world leader in human rights and creator of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The remarkable modesty, independence and humanitarian leadership that made Eleanor Roosevelt the "First Lady of the World" are reflected in the Cottage's rooms, furnishings and surroundings. No other place allows visitors to connect with, rediscover and appreciate anew this woman whose influence is still so widely felt.
Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion.
This event is co-presented with the CDDRL Program on Human Rights, Roosevelt Institute, Stanford Women's Community Center and Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and sponsored by the Bechtel International Center, UNA Midpeninsula Chapter and Camera As Witness, Stanford Graduate School of Education in celebration of International Women's Day.