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3524 Washington Avenue

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State Representative Cora Faith Walker along with MOLLI's List, NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri, NWPC-STL, and Reproaction are pleased to present a free screening of the documentary film "Jackson" as part of the 26th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF).

“Jackson” is an intimate, unprecedented look at the lives of three women caught up in the complex issues surrounding abortion access: Shannon Brewer, the director of Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the only remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi; Barbara Beaver, a leader of the anti-abortion movement in the state and the head of the Center for Pregnancy Choices; and April Jackson, a young mother of four children who is faced with another unplanned pregnancy. Although abortion remains legal in the United States, anti-abortion efforts have succeeded in making it virtually inaccessible in some places — and often unthinkable in the Deep South. At one time, Mississippi had 14 abortion clinics, but only one remains. With abortion now stigmatized in Mississippi, women in poverty and women of color are particularly vulnerable. Set against the backdrop of the fight to close the last abortion clinic in Mississippi, “Jackson” explores the racial and religious attitudes that shape the debate in the Bible Belt and captures hard truths about the lives at the center of the struggle over reproductive healthcare in America.

Plase join a post-film discussion featuring representatives from some of the co-presenting organizations as well as national leaders in reproductive justice and women's health.

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cora@corafaithwalker.org

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The name on the ticket or registration must match the name of the person who attends.

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