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Sisterhood Screening of Equal Means Equal with Remarks By Gale Brewer

March 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Please join us for a Sisterhood Women’s History Month film screening and talk that addresses issues most important to women today.  Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and a panel of experts focused women’s challenges will reflect on the documentary EQUAL MEANS EQUAL.

Teenagers are encouraged to attend with their parents, but please note the film contains mature content.

EQUAL MEANS EQUAL 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 Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the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.

The post-film discussion session will kick off with remarks by Borough President Brewer.  A panel discussion be moderated by Dina Bakst, CRS Congregant & RSS Parent Alumna, Co-Founder/Co-President, A Better Balance. The panelists are:

Lori Cohen, Esq., CRS Congregant & RSS Parent Alumna; Director, Anti-Trafficking Initiative, Sanctuary for Families
Kai Falkenberg, Esq., Office of the Mayor of the City of New York
Sarah Brafman, Esq., A Better Balance

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March 14, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm