Equal Means Equal

Equal Means Equal Flyer

WHAT: Public Screening of the Documentary Film ‘Equal Means Equal’ by Kamala Lopez

WHO: The Peoria Chapter of the National Organization for Women is hosting a screening of the film ‘Equal Means Equal’ directed by Kamala Lopez. The event is co-sponsored by Bradley University’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program.

Peoria NOW would like to invite members of the public to attend this presentation free of charge. There will be a brief discussion about the film immediately after.

TRIGGER WARNING: This film contains potentially distressing material, such as scenes depicting physical violence and openly discussing sexual assault, which may not be suited for a younger audience. Viewer discretion is advised.

WHEN: May 6th, 3pm to 5pm.

WHERE: Bradley University, Westlake Hall Auditorium, 814 N Glenwood, Peoria, IL 61606

MEDIA CONTACT: For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Brittany Miller @ miller.rampenthal@gmail.com

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 Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the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

Source: http://equalmeansequal.com/synopsis/

Illinois March on Springfield

April 25th, 2017 

More than 50 organizations have joined a coalition to educate and organize around dozens of progressive bills being proposed in the Illinois House and Senate this session. 

They will bring together people across the state for the Illinois Women March on Springfield for a progressive agenda and responsible budget for all, Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

The bills include the Women’s Agenda, the People’s Agenda of labor issues, plus issues including immigration, homelessness, criminal legal reform, the environment, LGBTQ, gun safety efforts, healthcare, economics, education and passing a responsible budget in Illinois.

The complete agenda, with more bills expected, is available on the March website: http://www.illinoiswomenmarchonspringfield.org/

You can also visit the Illinois March on Springfeild Facebook page to indicate your interest and participate in discussion.