Cathee Weiss is a serious woman of conviction to watch. As you know I appreciate and support powerful women. Wednesdays in Mississippi is a documentary about women dedicated to a cause taking risks to work for change during an important historical time in 1964. I recently attended an event to introduce the producers of Wednesdays in Mississippi.
is a producer of numerous award-winning projects, her recent credits include television specials for ABC/Disney on school reform entitled “Schools That Work”, KCET’s award-winning show, “California Connected,” the feature documentary “The Hunting of the President,” and a series of one hour films for educators entitled, “Creativity in the Classroom” produced in collaboration with Harvard School of Education and the Disney Company. She works extensively with non-profits (Feminist Majority, Para Los Ninos, Alliance for Climate Protection, Exceptional Children’s Foundation, After School All-Stars, among others) to create strategic communications viewed across digital platforms. She managed the non-fiction division of Mozark Productions where she oversaw and collaborated on numerous nationally recognized political films, including the 1992, 1996 and 2000 National Democratic Convention films, including “The Man From Hope.”
The only civil rights project run by a national women’s organization, Wednesdays in Mississippi (WIMS) was the brainchild of National Council of Negro Women President, Dorothy Height and her close friend, Polly Cowan. Their plan brought Black and White women from Northern cities like Boston, New York, and Chicago into Mississippi in 1964 during Freedom Summer.