BC Voices, Inc., a nonprofit organization founded in 2012 by women in the Barnard College Class of 1971, hired Elisabeth Harris to produce “Stand UP, Speak OUT: The Personal Politics of Women’s Rights.” Elisabeth has worked as a producer for more than twenty years on projects for CBS, NBC, ABC, PBS, Travel Channel, History Channel, Animal Planet, Discovery and other outlets. She spent seven years at CBS News on long-form documentary specials and breaking news, and directed the hit PBS show “History Detectives” for two seasons. Her subjects have ranged from a documentary on Paul McCartney and his band Wings to a short film about a hermit in Maine. Since 2015 she has been the Supervising Producer of the longest-running history show on cable TV, “Mysteries At The Museum,” on The Travel Channel. Elisabeth holds a BA and an MFA in Film and Television Writing & Production.
Women of the 1960s who came of age while at Barnard College, a premiere NYC institution, during a crucial time in the political, social, and cultural history of the US, tell their stories in online personal interviews about the legislative and social changes that propelled their lives. We highlight conversations with their mothers and daughters, and intertwine the voices of activists to explore the history of our rights from our nation’s founding to today. Historical photos, film footage, and oral history videos will illuminate the value of granting legal protection to women, and the need to continue the fight for women’s rights in jeopardy today.