Billed as the definitive documentary on the status of women in America, the film to be shown as part of the Society’s Women’s Film Series in partnership with AAUW. The Equal Means Equal showing is being co-presented by AAUW and Delaware ERANow at the Cinema Art Theater in Lewes DE.
EQUAL MEANS EQUAL
Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00 pm
Admission: $9 per person. Reservations can be purchased online here or by calling the office, 302-645-9095. Advance reservations will close Tuesday, September 27, 12:00 noon. If not sold out, admission will be available at the door.
Location: Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive, #2, Dartmouth Plaza, Lewes (map)
The series kicks off with the human rights documentary Equal Means Equal. This film is directed by award-winning filmmaker and internationally recognized political activist, Kamila Lopez. Billed as the definitive documentary on the status of women in America, Equal Means Equal is Lopez’s seven year journey to learn why the Equal Rights Act (ERA) has never been passed. From the gender wage gap to sexual assault, from pregnancy discrimination to child sex-trafficking, Lopez reveals how present laws fail to protect women. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, she presents a compelling argument showing how ratification of the ERA would improve the everyday lives of women working and living in the US. In an August 4th interview when asked about the role of women, President Obama said, “That’s what twenty-first-century feminism is about: the idea that when everybody is equal, we are all more free.” [2016, USA, Runtime: 93 min]
Equal Means Equal is being co-presented by American Association of University Women (AAUW) and Delaware ERANow. The AAUW’s mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Delaware ERANow is committed to achieving equality between women and men under the law through passage, ratification and implementation of the Equal Rights Amendment.
A post film discussion will be led by Jessica Neuwirth. Ms. Neuwirth is the author of the book Equal Means Equal that was published in January 2015 and includes a foreword written by Gloria Steinem. Ms. Newwirth is the founder and director of the ERA Coalition, a co-founder of the International women’s rights organization Equality Now, and the director of Donor Direct Action, an initiative to support women’s rights.