Tue May 1, 2018 7:00pm

Equal Means Equal

Sponsored by: Milford Library, Milford Speaks Out, and CT NOW

Milford Public Library, Milford Speaks Out, and the CT Chapter of the National Organization of Women present a free screening of the award-winning documentary Equal Means Equal, followed by a panel discussion, on May 1 at 6:30pm at Milford Public Library.  Join feminists who fought for the ERA in the 1970s and ‘80s, followed by a panel discussion that will explore the 40-year fight to make the Equal Rights Amendment part of the U.S. Constitution. The film offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, and the healthcare conglomerate to the judicial system. Along the way, she reveals the inadequacy of present laws that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment – an action at the very top of national and CT NOW’s priorities lists. Please join us for this very powerful film and to hear from the women who have been fighting for the ERA for decades!  Popcorn, water, coffee and other snacks.  All are welcome.

Admission: Free
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