Sunday, May 6, 2007
"The Struggle for Birth Control and Abortion Rights: Past and Present"
At this benefit event, film will be utilized to discuss the history of the fight for reproductive rights in the U.S. First released in 1972, we will screen "It Happens to Us," which remains a classic plea for legal abortion, followed by clips of today's feminist movement in action.
Date: Wednesday May 23rd 7PM
Cost: $10 to Benefit the Women's Liberation Birth Control Project
Location: Monkey Town 58 N 3rd St (btw. Kent & Wythe) Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Take L to Bedford St Stop.
Reservations are recommended but not required: www.monkeytownhq.com.
When Amalie Rothschild made the film "It Happens to Us" in 1972, the women's liberation movement was on the march. In 1970 NY became the first state to legalize abortion and in 1973 the Supreme Court followed suit by making abortion legal nation wide. Thirty-five years later, the movement continues to fight for a woman's right to control her own body. The Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 to uphold the Federal Abortion Ban, a law that restricts a safe and necessary abortion
procedure. With the right wing chipping away at Roe v. Wade, it is imperative that women respond.
As part of our efforts to raise consciousness and gain momentum in the movement for reproductive freedom, we will screen "It Happens to Us," which shows women testifying about their abortions, both legal and illegal, followed by video clips of today's feminist movement in action.
Proceeds will benefit The Women's Liberation Birth Control Project, an organization that fights for justice for women, including our rights to birth control and abortion.
The Birth Control Project is at the forefront of the fight to make the Morning-After Pill over-the-counter. Our members have held sit-ins, speak-outs and rallies, and are even suing the FDA to make the Morning-After Pill over-the-counter for all women, regardless of age.
Learn more about the Birth Control Project: www.birthcontrolproject.org
Learn more about the film: http://www.newday.com/films/It_Happens_to_Us.html
Learn more about the venue: www.monkeytownhq.com
Posted by myra at 4:53 PM