In conjunction with Urban Farm Fermentory, Annie-Made and Honey Tribe present Equal Means Equal.
Film at 7pm.
Followed by discussion after the film moderated by Patricia Leavy!
Patricia Leavy, Ph.D. is an independent sociologist (formerly Associate Professor of Sociology, Chair of Sociology & Criminology and Founding Director of Gender Studies at Stonehill College). She is widely considered an international leader in women’s relationships and arts-based research. She has published twenty books, earning critical and commercial success in both nonfiction and fiction. Her twenty published books include Method Meets Art: Arts-Based Research Practice, Gender & Pop Culture: A Text-Reader, and the novels Low-Fat Love American Circumstance, and Blue. She is series creator and editor for seven book series with Oxford University Press and Sense Publishers. Known for her commitment to public scholarship, she is frequently called on by the US national news media and has regular blogs for The Huffington Post, The Creativity Post, and We Are the Real Deal. She has received numerous career awards including the New England Sociological Association 2010 New England Sociologist of the Year Award, the American Creativity Association 2014 Special Achievement Award, and the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry 2015 Special Career Award. In 2016 Mogul, a global women’s empowerment network, named Leavy an “Influencer” along with Chelsea Clinton, Melissa Etheridge, Nina Garcia, and other notable women. For more info visit www.patricialeavy.com or follow Patricia on Facebook here.
EQUAL MEANS EQUAL is an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. By following both real life stories and precedent setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez discovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace matters to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, the healthcare system and the legal system. Along the way, she reveals the inadequacy of present laws in place that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment. The struggle to pass the ERA in the U.S. is experiencing a phenomenal resurgency now, reflected in this film.” - Paula J. Caplan, Ph.D., Psychology Today