Celebrating International Women’s Day: Women’s Equality

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Women’s Equality in the U.S. and Around the World: Laws and Culture
Celebrating International Women’s Day with Kamala Lopez and a Panel of Experts

An Educational Foundation Event

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 (Evening)

TIME: 6:30 – 8:30pm

EVENT TYPE: WNDC Educational Foundation Speaker Reception & Film Screening


How do we (finally) achieve equality for women? Prominent filmmaker and activist Kamala Lopez will show her new short film Legalize Equality and lead a panel discussion of gender equality in the US in the context of the battle for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), as part of WNDC Educational Foundation’s International Women’s Day celebrations co-sponsored by Equal Means Equal (EME).

The panel will include feminist artist and EME Co-Executive Director Natalie White, EME VP John Belluomini,  EME Legal Counsel and National Women’s Rights expert, Wendy Murphy, who will discuss the relationship between inequality and violence against women, and Dr. Kent Davis-Packard, Founder of the SAIS Women Lead Practicum, who guided their joint study and will present reflections on the relationship between women’s rights and cultural identity in the United States and globally. We will also learn what we all can do to make equality for women a reality, both locally and globally – once and for all.

Kamala Lopez is a filmmaker, actress and Yale graduate known for her roles in TV and films such as Deep Cover, Born in East LA, and I Heart Huckabees. Her documentary film Equal Means Equal won Best US Documentary at Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival in 2016, among other accolades.

Natalie White is a provocative feminist and artist who led a 250 mile march from NYC to DC to raise awareness for the ERA in the summer of 2016 following her solo show at The WhiteBox Foundation.

John Belluomini is a global business and social impact leader who has generated $1.5 Billion in revenue, investments, and impact for organizations on three continents. Among other things, he started the Center for the Greater Good to help create more equitable lives for people and their housing needs.

Wendy Murphy, JD, Director, Women’s and Children’s Advocacy Project, Professor of sexual violence law, New England Law|Boston. She is an impact litigator specializing in the advancement of women’s and children’s constitutional and civil rights.

Dr. Kent Davis-Packard is the Founder of the Women Lead Practicum and an adjunct professor of Middle East Studies and Global Theory and History at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Previously, she was a Council on Foreign Relations Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a Presidential Management Fellow.

PRICE: $20 Members; $25 Non-members. $15 Young Dems. Includes hors d’oeuvres. Cash bar.

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