National Archives at Kansas City

National Archives to Screen and Discuss Equal Means Equal


Kansas City (MO)…On Wednesday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m., the National Archives will host a film screening and discussion of Equal Means Equal in collaboration with the UNA Women’s Committee of the United Nations Association of Greater Kansas City. This program will take place at the National Archives. A free light reception will precede the program at 6:00 p.m. 

Equal Means Equal examines real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases. Film director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the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. Requests for ADA accommodations must be submitted five business days prior to events. Reservations are requested for this free program. 

The National Archives at Kansas City is home to historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by Federal agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit    

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