Equal Means Equal * Mar. 1 * Bijou * 6pm
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 Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from work place harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the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.S. Documentary, Audience Award at Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival.
Sponsored by Hathaway Financial Services.
Q&A audience discussion following film with Kyra Kelly, Ophelia’s Place and Roseanne Rankin, President, Eugene chapter of N.O.W..
Ophelia’s Place is a prevention-based organization dedicated to helping girls make healthy life choices through empowerment, education and support. We provide after and out of school programming, drop-in support, counseling, support groups, leadership opportunities and a safe environment for girls to explore and celebrate the uniqueness of who they are. OP also provides professional trainings for adults who work with youth, including educators and parents.
Kyra Kelly is one of the first original employees of OP and is currently the Training & Education Coordinator at OP. She delivers trainings all over the state of Oregon. She has worked with young women in various empowerment-based capacities for the past 20 years.