October 26, 2017 | Doors open at 6:30 pm – Screening at 7:00 pm | Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, 113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood | Suggested donation: $10 | Light refreshments
Join us for a screening of Equal Means Equal, followed by a conversation about the Equal Rights Amendment with Roberta Francis, ERA Education Consultant for the Alice Paul Institute.
The film offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. Through real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez examines issues affecting women including workplace harassment, domestic and sexual violence, and the healthcare system. Along the way, she reveals the inadequacy of present laws that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for urgency in ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.
Roberta Francis–ERA Education Consultant at the Alice Paul Institute, Founding Chair of the ERA Task Force of the National Council of Women’s Organizations, and a former Director of the NJ Division of Women–will lead the discussion following the film. Ms. Francis has worked for forty years on wide array of women’s issues from education and pay equity to reproductive rights and violence against women.
This event is co-sponsored by Northern New Jersey NOW, The Reproductive Justice Committee of The Unitarian Society of Ridgewood, YWCA Bergen County, Urban League for Bergen County Young Professionals, National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section, and League of Women Voters of Northern Valley.