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Women’s History Month Special: Equal Means Equal
March 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sponsored by the Workhouse Museum and History Committee
Equal Means Equal: A Women’s History Month Special
A ground-breaking film exploring gender inequality in the USA featuring top women’s rights activitists, leaders and survivors. In this time of #MeToo, it is vital to learn the facts about women’s legal discrimination.
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 Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the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.
Winner “Best U.D. Documentary Audience Aware Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival 2016”
Special added event— Silent Sentinel
A new 11-minute short film which tells the true story of the night in 1917 when woman’s suffrage activist Doris Stevens crept by night through a graveyard to speak with National Woman’s Party leader Alice Paul. Paul was being held under brutal conditions in Washington’s District Jail for the crime of demanding that women be allowed to vote. From documentary filmmaker Joe Dzikiewicz.
Building 3 Theatre
Workhouse Arts Center
9517 Workhouse Way
Lorton, Virginia 22079
Tickets are free but reservations are suggested.