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“From the Second Wave to the Tidal Wave”

Sunday, March 25th, 1:00 pm
The Strand Theatre

The Midcoast Women’s Collective and Judy Groth & Associates present the documentary film from the Second Wave to the Tidal Wave followed by a panel discussion on March 25th, 1:00 at the Rockland Strand.  The program is part of the Collective Voices series that provides opportunities for area women of all ages to find and strengthen their individual and shared voices. The public is invited to the Fog Bar & Cafe to continue the discussion immediately afterwards.

from the Second Wave to the Tidal Wave is the story of the filmmaker through the stories of three contemporaries who came of age and went off to college just in time to be swept up into the Second Wave Feminist Movement.  The passage of of landmark legislation of 1960’s outlawing  discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin unlocked the doors to social equality. Now all they had to do was open them.

After decades of fighting for equality, the 2016 presidential election promised the payoff for the warriors the Second Wave as they anticipated not just electing the first woman president, but also one of their own.

Pam Maus, producer and directorand  a member of the Second Wave Feminist Movement, made the film to celebrate her cohorts in the Movement and to provide history for younger generations about why the women’s movement was about so much more than “just electing a women.”


Nancy Wanderer – Professor Emeritus, University of Maine Law School & film participant


Nancy Wanderer is an emerita professor and former director of the Legal Research and Writing program at the University of Maine School of Law.  Nancy graduated from Wellesley College, where she became friends with her classmate, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

After graduating from the University of Maine School of Law at age 41, she clerked for the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, represented clients in employment discrimination cases, and served as an attorney for the executive director of the Maine Health Care Finance Commission.  In 1995, she returned to teaching at her law school alma mater, where she founded and directed the Legal Research and Writing Program for 20 years until her retirement in 2015.


In 2016, she was elected to attend the Democratic National Convention as a Hillary Clinton delegate. Nancy lives in Falmouth with her spouse, Susan Sanders.  Together, they have four children and four grandchildren.

Kathleen Fleury – Editor in Chief, Down East Magazine

Kathleen Fleury was born in Brunswick and grew up on Cousins Island in Yarmouth. After attending Middlebury College in Vermont and the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, she worked at Clarkson Potter, a division of Random House.


She moved back to Maine to join Down East in 2007. She is now the youngest and first woman editor in chief in the magazine’s history. Kathleen is also an advocate for paid family leave and family friendly work policies in Maine and the country. She lives in Camden with her partner and their three children.


Myla Fernald – Junior at Oceanside High School, Rockland Maine

Myla Fernald was born and raised in Maine. After moving schools several times during early childhood, she now attends Oceanside High School in Rockland.  She is involved in Trekkers, an outdoor based youth mentoring program, and is part of their student leadership program where she mentors younger Trekkers. She participates in Oceanside’s student government program as the treasurer of the junior class. Myla is also a full year varsity sports athlete – a member of the soccer team and both indoor and outdoor track teams. She was recently inducted into the National Honor Society.

In her free time, Myla is involved in theatre and music programs at Oceanside, as well as as Watts Hall Community players, a local community theatre program. She enjoys participating in events such as Informed Young Leaders, and learning how to sail. Myla is a firm women’s rights advocate and articulates her political beliefs through school and in her daily conversations. She is also an advocate for other current social and political issues including global climate change and environmental policies.

Moderator - Professor Jennifer Scanlon, Director of the Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies Program, Bowdoin College


Professor Jennifer Scanlon is the William R. Kenan Professor of Humanities in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and Director of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program at Bowdoin College. Her publications include Until There is Justice telling the history of America’s black freedom struggles as seen through the life of Anna Arnold Hedgeman (1899-1990), a vital but until now understudied civil rights leader and Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown, celebrated author of the 1962 international best-seller Sex and the Single Girl, diva of the New York magazine world, Living Landmark of New York City, and thirty-year editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, offered her Cosmo readers several pieces of advice in her farewell column in February 1997.

In her roles as educator and scholar, Scanlon is frank about how her feminism infuses her work. “My ideas about women come from a fundamental place of respect, and I don’t mind admitting that what I hope to do with my work is generate that in other people, and to help them recognize the complicated nature of women’s lives,” she said.

Filmmaker:  Pam Maus – Feminist, Social Activist & Documentary Filmmaker


It wasn’t until I started making films that I realized I have always been in the business of storytelling. My entire career has been devoted to helping individuals and organizations discover their stories and then use them to develop their  potential.

Film making started for me in 2009 with the opportunity to work with a filmmaker to complete her three films. I discovered documentary film as a way to bring my voice and passion to breaking down barriers to social justice for women and other marginalized groups.

After growing up in Arkansas,  I moved to Maine from Boston where I earned a Master’s degree in organizational and career development from Northeastern University which I put to work at Polaroid — where we were all invested in making storytelling instantly accessible.

Additional life and career pursuits took me throughout the US and Europe and included stints at the Harvard Business School,  1992 Clinton Presidential campaign,  a private chef in the South of France, and owner of a bed and breakfast on the coast of Maine.  With joy and anticipation I worked on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

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