Invisible Warriors Documentary Showing
Individual Tickets Now Available!
The AGC Massachusetts Committee for Diversity & Inclusion
and Turner Construction Proudly Present a Screening of
African American Women in World War II
In Celebration of Black History Month &
International Women's Day
Please join the AGC MA Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (CFDI) at The Foundry in Cambridge as we celebrate Black History Month and kick off Women’s History Month with an exclusive screening of the documentary film “Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II.” Afterwards, there will be a Q&A with Producer/Director Gregory Cooke and a reception catered by local MBE Zaz Restaurant.
This AGC MA event is being shared with our members courtesy of Turner Construction Company’s Diversity ERG.
About the Film
Runtime: 1 hour
Invisible Warriors features real pioneers – the first Black women to work in industry and government administrative service.
The film is an unforgettable conversation among a diverse group of African American “Rosie the Riveters” who recount what life was really like during World War II. They are hardworking underdogs of high character who do battle and win. They fled lives as domestics and sharecroppers to empower themselves while working in war production and U.S. government offices.
These patriotic pioneers share their wartime memories, recounting their battles against racism at home, Nazism abroad, and sexism everywhere.
About the Director/Producer - Gregory S. Cooke, MA
Gregory is a career educator, filmmaker, and World War II historian, dedicated to helping "relocate African Americans from the margins to the main pages of American and global history.” He is the Founder of the Basil and Becky Educational Foundation (BBEEF), and a recipient of the Congressional Black Caucus, Veterans Braintrust Award for his educational initiatives (2019).
Gregory is the creator of Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II, a critically acclaimed, feature-length documentary that illuminates the experiences of 600,000 “Rosie the Riveters” - pioneers who courageously triumph over racism, sexism and classism to create job opportunities in industry and government for themselves and future generations of African American women. Invisible Warriors is an inaugural recipient of the Better Angels/Lavine/Ken Burns Fellowship (2020), and also received the Congressional Black Caucus, Veterans Braintrust Award (2019).
Gregory is the Executive Producer and driving force behind the documentary, Choc’late Soldiers from the USA, a “hidden story” of 140,000 African American men and women who form an unexpected bond with British civilians during World War II. Choc’late Soldiers received the first ever Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust Award for film in 2014, and won film awards at Indiefest and Bakersfield, 2013.
How to Attend:
Seats are limited. Tickets will not be sold individually. Sponsorships must be purchased which include ticket bundles. All sponsorships include:
- Ticket Bundle - Sponsors may register up to their allotted ticket amounts, unregistered spots will be donated back to allies of the Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (CFDI).
- Food and Beverage from MBE Zaz Restaurant
- Signage at event
- Logo on event page and promotions
Platinum: $2,000 – 20 tickets, individual signage in theater and at Bar
Gold: $1,000 – 10 tickets, signage entering theater
Silver: $500 – 5 tickets, signage in green room