“Making Choices, Forging Paths,” debuted in June 2016 at the Barnard Class of 1971 45th Reunion. Produced collaboratively by BC Voices,Inc. and Ducat Media, LLC, it captures excerpts from oral history interviews of B'71 alums that illustrate the lives these women have led since leaving Barnard as they've ridden the crest of 2nd wave feminism in the last half of the 20th c. into the early 21st c.
"Making Choices, Forging Paths" focuses on the expectations of college educated women as they stepped out from Barnard College in the Spring of 1971 and into the world and explores the racial and gender discrimination they've faced; their struggle to balance family and career; the work they've done as they've strived both for personal fulfillment and a way to make a difference in the larger world; the ways they have reinvented themselves; and the lessons they have learned over the past 45 years.
Their stories reflect the universal stories of college educated women breaking barriers and creating new paths for themselves and future generations of women during a time when doors opened for women, but not all the way.