Equal Means Equal is a groundbreaking film on women’s rights.
Learn about the true status of women and girls in the United States. This documentary follows Kamala Lopez as she journeys across the country to learn what women think about their lives, and how or if they want them to change. The interviews tell the stories of four generations of American women grappling with the status of their rights, the issues they face and how these have impacted our society. Lopez talks with women from the well-known, such as actress Patricia Arquette, and legendary feminist Gloria Steinem, to the unknown, including gang girls and hotel maids, to find out how being female impacts daily life, whether economically, politically or socially.
The film runs 90 minutes. Afterward, there will be time for discussion. You will want to discuss!
Date: Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2019
Time: 6:30pm-9pm, documentary begins at 7pm
Place: Temple Beth Or, Raleigh NC
Tickets: Free Through Eventbrite
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/385806708791447/
Flyer to print and post: EqualMeansEqual_Flyer.v2
Watch one of the trailers here.
This is an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today, and it requires a trigger warning. Should be okay for teenagers but likely not appropriate for younger children. We have a shorter version that could be used for children.
It reveals the “inadequacy of present laws in place that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.”
It shows the prevalence of poverty for women in America.
This event is sponsored by Temple Beth Or Tikkun Olam Social Action Committee, Raleigh National Organization for Women (NOW), Beth Meyer Social Action Committee, Carolina Jews for Justice, Progressive Kehillah at Beth Meyer, Tuesdays With Tillis