On Tuesday, February 5th, we were thrilled to have two local Girl Scout troops join us in the PBS SoCaL studio for a tour and online social screening of sneak peak clips of the the documentary MAKERS: Women Who Make America. The girls chatted online with the CEO of the Girl Scouts of Greater LA, and January Community Champion, Lise Luttgens, and learned about how she became a woman MAKER, while watching a sneak peek of the documentary.
The girls took part in this online social screening through a new technology called OVEE, which stands for Online Video Engagement Experience. It is an online social screening platform that allows you to watch your favorite PBS programs together, wherever you are, while chatting with noteworthy people. The girls had a lot of fun eating pizza and cookies while testing this new technology, and each girl got to take home a packet of PBS Kids goodies from PBS SoCaL including a Cat in the Hat book, pencil, and other fun items!
MAKERS: Women Who Make America is a multi-platform PBS project that tells the story of women's advancement in America over the past 50 years. This is the first major media project to detail the journeys of the women who have shaped America, through the eyes of those same groundbreaking women who continue to transform the country. The three hour documentary will air on PBS SoCaL on February 26 from 8-11PM and on PBS OC on March 2 from 9PM to midnight.
This screening event gave the girl scouts the opportunity to hear Lise Luttgens discuss her experience of being a MAKER in her own community. We are proud to be able to share her story and the stories of other remarkable women with our local Girl Scouts. Girl Scout Troops across America strive to help every girl discover her true potential. With women like those featured in MAKERS as examples, we hope to inspire the next generation of women who make America!