Join us for a screening of Jackson, a film about the last abortion clinic in Mississippi. Maisie Crow, the film's creator, does an exceptional job documenting perspectives from both sides of the debate and explores how race, class, and religion impact the complex issue of abortion access.
Today, as women across the country face the passing of extreme anti-choice legislation, it is apparent that an attack on reproductive rights anywhere is an attack on reproductive rights everywhere.
The event is being sponsored by the Global Justice Center and will feature a panel discussion with reproductive rights advocates.
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After the screening, there will be a talk with international recognized human rights attorney, Janet Benshoof. She established landmark legal precedents in the U.S. Supreme Court and international forums. Ms. Benshoof previously served as Director of the American Civil Liberties Reproductive Freedom Project where she spearheaded national litigation shaping Supreme Court law on gender equality, free speech, and reproductive choice. In 1992, Ms. Benshoof founded the first international human rights organization focused on women's rights to reproductive choice and equality, now the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR), and served as its first President. She tried many cases combatting anti-abortion restrictions put in place after Roe vs. Wade and will speak to the long fight for reproductive rights in the United States and how it is foundational to women's equality.