University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)
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Molly Schiot


Ms. Schiot is appearing courtesy of the Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona

Molly Schiot is a Los Angeles based filmmaker, who parlayed her dedication to telling women’s stories into the Instagram account, “The Unsung Heroines.” She is the creator of the “Check You Out” series for Paper Magazine, which has featured comedy duo and Portlandia stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstien, and actress Malin Akerman, and recently directed an ESPN 30 for 30 short, “Our Tough Guy,” about the life of one of the NHL’s most fearsome players, John Wensink. Game Changers is her first book.Summary: Two years ago, filmmaker Molly Schiot began the Instagram account @TheUnsungHeroines, posting a photo each day of a female athlete who had changed the face of sports around the globe in the pre-Title IX age. These women paved the way for Serena Williams, Carli Lloyd, and Lindsey Vonn, yet few today know who they are. Slowly but surely, the account gained a following, and the result is Game Changers, a beautifully illustrated collection of these trailblazers’ rarely-before-seen photos and stories.

Featuring icons Althea Gibson and Wyomia Tyus, complete unknowns Trudy Beck and Conchita Cintron, policymaker Margaret Dunkle, sportswriter Lisa Olson, and many more, Game Changers gives these “founding mothers” the attention and recognition they deserve, and features critical conversations between past and present gamechangers—including former US Women’s National Soccer Team captain Abby Wambach and SportsCenter anchor Cari Champion—about what it means to be a woman on and off the field. Inspiring, empowering, and unforgettable.

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Scheduled events:
Women Breaking the Mold
Authors and an artist discuss groundbreaking women forging a successful path.

Student Union Ventana (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fine Arts / Photography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Barbara Grygutis, Molly Schiot, Amy Von Lintel
Moderator: Dawne Bell
Capturing History
Many of our earliest memories are likely photographs. Our authors discuss the momentousness of documentary photography.

Student Union Ventana (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Fine Arts / Photography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Richard Cahan, Molly Schiot
Moderator: Liza Raiser
Little-Known Sports Heroines
Poignant but often little known stories of women in sport are shared through words and photos.

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sports
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Ila Borders, Lydia Reeder, Molly Schiot
Moderator: Brett Fera

Book:
Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History
Sports
Simon & Schuster
October 2016
ISBN 9781501137099
Hardcover, 320 pages
$25.00, INSTORE
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"Based on the Instagram account @TheUnsungHeroines, a celebration of the pioneering, forgotten female athletes of the twentieth century that features rarely seen photos and new interviews with past and present gamechangers including Abby Wambach and Cari Champion"--

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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