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Equal Means Equal Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Published: Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017
Author: Galena Marie Rhew Ostipow
Department: Center for Gender in Global Context

This film is an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. By following both real life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez discovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace matters to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, the healthcare system and the legal system. Along the way, she reveals the inadequacy of present laws in place that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment. Panel discussion will immediately follow the film screening. Panel members include: Dr. Janine Lanza, Associate Professor of History, Wayne State University; Sarah Anthony, Chairperson, Ingham County Board of Commissioners; Joan Bauer, Former State Legislator; Andrea Rodriguez, Hispanic Women in the Network.

This event is co-sponsored by the Michigan Women's Historical Center & Hall of Fame, GenCen, Dr. Gladys Beckwith, and Pamela Withrow.

More information regarding tickets can be found here.

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