Human Rights Speakers Series Presents Birthright: A War Story

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The City of West Hollywood’s Human Rights Speakers Series is joining Hollywood NOW for a presentation of Birthright: A War Story, a film screening and panel discussion, featuring the film’s writer/director Civia Tamarkin, along with Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor, University of California, Irvine and Founding Director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy; Emiliana Guereca, Founder / Executive Director, Women’s March Los Angeles Foundation; and, duVergne Gaines, Director, Feminist Majority Foundation’s Feminist Campus Program and National Clinic Access Project.

The event will take place on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 starting with a reception at 6:30 p.m. at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard. The event is free, but seating is limited; RSVP is required at http://bit.ly/HRSS-Sep2019. Free parking will be provided in the adjacent five-story parking structure with validation at the event.

Birthright: A War Story is a feature length documentary that exposes the truth of how American women are being jailed, physically violated, and even put at risk of dying as a radical movement tightens its grip across America and allows states, courts, and religious doctrine to govern whether, when, and how women will bear children.

The mission of the City of West Hollywood’s Human Rights Speakers Series is to bring together diverse communities to learn about and discuss global, national and local human rights issues in a supportive environment. It is a continuation of the City of West Hollywood’s core value of Respect and Support for People.

The City of West Hollywood has consistently been in the forefront of human rights issues. The Human Rights Speakers Series continues to help the West Hollywood community focus on human rights, locally, domestically and internationally.

The City of West Hollywood’s Human Rights Speakers Series was originally created to bring together the West Hollywood and greater Los Angeles communities gathering diverse groups to learn about and discuss human rights issues in a shared cultural and educational experience. It is a continuation of the City of West Hollywood’s commitment to human rights.

For more information, contact Joy Tribble, the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Technician, at (323) 848-6360 or at jtribble@weho.org.

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