Just in time for Women’s History Month and the annual International Women’s Day comes Equal Means Equal, a film that speaks to the economic and social issues that still impact women today.
The documentary follows director/actress/activist Kamala Lopez as she traverses the United States to tell stories of gender inequality from not only women’s rights activists but women from all walks of life.
Among the high-profile names featured in the film are Patricia Arquette and feminist icon Gloria Steinem.
Lopez takes viewers into the lives of four generations of women, highlighting such issues as wage discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, reproductive health, female poverty, international women’s rights, domestic violence, and more.
The issues discussed in the film remain hugely relevant. Thousands of women rallied on March 7 in commemoration of International Women’s Day and parallel events dubbed “A Day Without A Woman” to bring attention to the economic importance of women in society.
The documentary, which was released March 1, also come less than two months after hundreds of thousands of women marched nationwide the day after President Donald Trump was inaugurated, the largest of them being the anchor march in Washington, D.C.
The event is co-presented with the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
Not only will the audience get to watch the documentary in full but several speakers will also be on hand to discuss various issues, including: Anita Halasz, executive director of Long Island Jobs With Justice; Julie Loven, VP of membership for the North Shore AAUW; and Diane Haney, a retired special education teacher and past president of North Shore AAUW and AAUW New York State.
Equal means Equal will be played at Cinema Arts Centre on Sunday, March 12 at 12:30 p.m. $7 members, $12 pubic. cinemaartscentre.org