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April 7, 2011

Press Release: Farmers premieres “Second To None” documentary film celebrates Women’s History

Los Angeles, CA (March 16, 2011) In celebration of Women’s History Month, an extraordinary documentary narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Holly Hunter premiered Wednesday March 16th, at Los Angeles Center Studios along with a superb Women’s History Exhibit and reception.

“Second to None” celebrates the remarkable achievements of women in America who have overcome substantial odds over the past century. Just a few of the amazing women interviewed in the film include WNBA Star Lisa Leslie, California Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, Los Angeles Councilwoman Jan Perry, Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson, WASP Pilot Violet Cowden and historic figure and former N.A.A.C.P President, Myrlie Evers-Williams.

“These women opened doors and wrote their own history,” said Randy Rice, Executive Producer of Second to None. “Their stories must be told and retold as everyday lessons in determination, courage and conviction.”

Second to None consists of six episodes, each approximately 15 minutes in length, that inspire, educate and promote understanding of the issues and obstacles that have confronted American women in the areas of Civil Rights, Education, Aviation, Business, Entrepreneurship, Sports and Politics.

The film was conceptualized, written and produced by Farmers Insurance as part of a national education initiative in honor of Women’s History Month. All attendees will receive a free copy of Second to None. After the debut, the film will be available nationwide at Farmers Insurance offices for educators to utilize in classrooms.

Lesson plans included in the Resource Guide for teachers were written by Linda Neiman, Jennifer Fontanini, Linda Carpenter and Dianne Kelley, faculty at Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI.

The DVD and teacher’s guide with lesson plans for middle and high school are free for teachers.

Second to None: Inspiring Stories of Extraordinary Women

There is also a resource for elementary classrooms.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Liz Clark permalink
    August 6, 2011 10:03 pm

    Congratulations! Great book…one of the only ones not restocked at the bookstore 🙂


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