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|Diversity film: Birthright: A War Story|
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|Date||Thursday April 26|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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Ellen Driscoll Playhouse
325 Highland Avenue near the corner of Oakland avenue
Piedmont, CA 94611
April 26 @7 pm in Piedmont; also Apl 28 in Oakland at New Parkway @3 pm at 474 24th St. (pls confirm at thenewparkway.com as Warriors playoffs may change date/time)
What has happened to women's reproductive rights in America since the historic Roe v. Wade decision in 1973 legalized abortion? Director Civia Tamarkin traces the strategy of the anti-abortion movement has used to make reproductive choice unavailable, even if it is still legal. For over 40 years it has played the long game, working state by state to pass laws that chip away at women's reproductive healthcare options. The war story that "Birthright" traces is a war of attrition.
Tamarkin presents haunting, personal stories of women trapped in the confines of theses new laws interwoven with expert voices of activists and historians. We learn how women are being jailed, physically violated and even put at risk of dying as a radical movement tightens its grip across America. One couple, Robb and Danielle Deaver, share the horrors the endured as a direct results of Nebraska's law banning abortions after 20 weeks predicated on questionable science and similar to laws in 25 other states.
"Birthright: A War Story" packs a powerful message that reproduction has become perilous for women in America." The New York Times
Two free screenings of "Birthright: A War Story"
Thursday, April 26
Ellen Driscoll Playhouse, 325 Highland Ave., Piedmont, near Oakland Ave.
6:30 pm Reception; 7:00 film; 8:45 discussion
Saturday, April 28
The New Parkway Theater
474 24th Street, Oakland near Telegraph
3:00 Film and discussion
PLEASE confirm date at http://www.thenewparkway.com (Warrior Playoff may alter date)
Free; no need to RSVP, appropriate for ages 11 and up.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Apr 24th, 2018 10:52 PM