Film Screening and Discussion - Equal Means Equal
National Archives at Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
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 Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the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.
Following the film discussion with the audience will include Heather Hardinger, an attorney practicing law in the greater Kansas City area; and Gail James, former Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs at several colleges, and recently retired from KU as Director of Academic Access Center. Program presented with the United Nations Association Women’s group. Reservations are requested for this free program.
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