Harvard GlobalWE Movie Club


Saturday, October 7th at 10.30 am EST via Zoom




Join Harvard Alumni for Global Women's Empowerment for a lively discussion on the new Barbie movie, directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. This creative retelling of an American classic doll's transformative journey serves as an inspirational source of strength and self-confidence for girls and women of all ages.


The movie has been praised for its feminist message, its groundbreaking visuals, and its hilarious take on the iconic doll. But what did you think?


In this discussion, we'll explore all aspects of the movie, from its plot and characters to its themes and symbolism. We'll also discuss how the movie compares to the Barbie doll line and to other pop culture representations of women's empowerment.


Whether you're a lifelong Barbie fan or you're just curious to see what all the fuss is about, we invite you to join us for this thought-provoking conversation.


Optional dress code: Wear Pink!



Event Registration:   


Registered Participants

Upon completion of Zoom registration, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the Zoom meeting. Please be sure to watch the film prior to the live discussion.


Barbie will be the third one in our 2023 Movie Club series. The first was The King of Masks followed by The Swimmers. 

“Barbie is a 2023 American fantasy comedy film directed by Greta Gerwig from a screenplay she wrote with Noah Baumbach. Based on the eponymous fashion dolls by Mattel, it is the first live-action Barbie film after numerous computer-animated films and specials. The film stars Margot Robbie as the titular character and Ryan Gosling as Ken, and follows the pair on a journey of self-discovery following an existential crisis. It features a supporting cast that includes America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Rhea Perlman, and Will Ferrell.” 1


Support the GlobalWE mission while in the comfort of your home! 
Each month GlobalWE announces a new film that is widely available on platforms. We ask that you watch the film at your leisure from the comfort of your home and then join us online, on the given date, for a lively discussion. In our virtual gathering, we will discuss the film, raise questions, and advance the mission of GlobalWE: the empowerment of women through education, dialogue, and connection among individuals working for women's rights and freedoms worldwide. We hope to see you then!

Event Details 

Film: Barbie

Date: October 7th
Time: 10.30 am EST

Location: Virtual (online) event.

Cost: FREE for Harvard College students, Harvard University graduate students, alumni, affiliates, staff & guests

While membership and most of our events are free, GlobalWE is grateful for donations from members to support its programming and initiatives. Please consider making an accompanying donation here: 

Other Details

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Views: Harvard Alumni For Global Women's Empowerment Harvard GlobalWE is a shared interest group of the Harvard Alumni Association. We are dedicated to the empowerment of women through education, dialogue, and connection among individuals working for women's rights and freedoms worldwide. Harvard GlobalWE does not advocate a specific ideology or political or cultural agenda. We are an inclusive organization with membership open to and comprising all genders.
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