PEORIA, IL -- From a news release:
Equal Means Equal
WHAT: Public Screening of the Documentary Film ‘Equal Means Equal’ by Kamala Lopez
WHO: The Peoria Chapter of the National Organization for Women is hosting a screening of the film ‘Equal Means Equal’ directed by Kamala Lopez. The event is co-sponsored by Bradley University’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program.
Peoria NOW would like to invite members of the public to attend this presentation free of charge. There will be a brief discussion about the film immediately after.
TRIGGER WARNING: This film contains potentially distressing material, such as scenes depicting physical violence and openly discussing sexual assault, which may not be suited for a younger audience. Viewer discretion is advised.
WHEN: May 6, 2017, 3pm to 5pm.
WHERE: Bradley University, Westlake Hall Auditorium, 814 N Glenwood, Peoria, IL 61606
MEDIA CONTACT: For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Brittany Miller @ firstname.lastname@example.org
EQUAL MEANS EQUAL offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the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.