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Screening: Jane: An Abortion Service
Date Friday January 27
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Lavender Library
1414 21st St.
Sacto
Event Type Other
Organizer/Authorsactoacafe
This fascinating political look at a little-known chapter in women's history tells the story of "Jane", the Chicago-based women's health group who performed nearly 12,000 safe illegal abortions between 1969 and 1973 with no formal medical training. As Jane members describe finding feminism and clients describe finding Jane, archival footage and recreations mingle to depict how the repression of the early sixties and social movements of the late sixties influenced this unique group. Both vital knowledge and meditation on the process of empowerment, Jane: An Abortion Service showcases the importance of preserving women's knowledge in the face of revisionist history.

Speaker from Women's Health Specialists at 7:30, film at 8!

This event is free!
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Jan 17th, 2012 5:48 PM

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