West Hollywood is Seeing Allred for Women’s Equality Day Sunday, August 26

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The City of West Hollywood, its Women’s Advisory Board, and Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board will commemorate the historic 98th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote in the United States and to fight for women’s equal rights on Women’s Equality Day, Sunday, August 26, from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the City of West Hollywood’s Council Chambers/Public Meeting Room at West Hollywood Library, located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard.

The event will feature guest speakers, a screening of SEEING ALLRED — the Netflix documentary film about civil rights attorney Gloria Allred, a panel discussion with special guest speakers about a number of topical issues, including current efforts to pass the Equal Rights Amendment. A call to action reception will follow the panel discussion.

Seeing Allred documentary provides a candid look at one of the most public crusaders against the war on women. Through rare archival footage and revealing interviews with both her supporters and critics, this fascinating biographical portrait examines Gloria Allred’s personal trauma and assesses both her wins and setbacks on high-profile cases against Bill Cosby and Donald Trump.

Seating is limited so RSVP at https://www.whwomensequalityday2018.eventbrite.com/

DOORS OPEN @ 1 PM

Power Hour:
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Interactive Presentations – Networking – Digital Shorts – Official Welcome from the West Hollywood City Council & Guest Speakers!

Film Screening:
2:30 pm
Introduction by Roberta Grossman, Filmmaker & Co-Director, Seeing Allred

Special Guest Speaker:
4:00 pm
Gloria Allred, Civil Rights Attorney and Women’s Rights Advocate

Panel Discussion:
4:15 pm

Moderated by:
Caroline Heldman, Ph.D., Survivor Activist, #ERANow Director

Panelists:

Rashad Beal, Schools over Violence Program Manager, Peace Over Violence
Juana Rosa Cavero, Director, California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom
Amanda Goad, Audrey Irmas Director of the LGBTQ, Gender & Reproductive Justice Project, ACLU Southern California
Jenny C. Pizer, Law and Policy Director, Lambda Legal

Participating Organizations:

Feminist Majority/MS Magazine
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles
Hollywood NOW
League of Women Voters Los Angeles
#ERAnow
Los Angeles LGBT Center – Audre Lorde Program
UN Women (USNC L.A. Chapter)

Reception to follow the panel discussion

SPONSORED BY: The City of West Hollywood

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