MALA Presents RBG: Film Screening and Networking

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Busboys and Poets

450 K Street Northwest

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At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG explores Ginsburg's life and career. The film captures Ginsburg’s determination as she goes from being a brilliant legal scholar shunned by law firms because of her gender to a masterful appellate litigator who advanced women’s rights by arguing and winning several key cases before the nine men on the Supreme Court in the 1970s, and then finally to her role as a member of the Court.

Join MALA in Washington D.C for a special screening of this critically acclaimed award-winning documentary. Connect with old friends, meet new friends, and enjoy a remarkable film!

We will also be joined for opening remarks by Daniela Kraiem, Associate Director of the Women and the Law Program and Practitioner-in-Residence at American University Washington College of Law. (See Bio Below)

Daniela collaborates with the students, faculty and staff to integrate gender into all aspects of legal education. When she is not teaching courses in gender and domestic policy, gender and international and comparative law, and advanced legal writing, she fundraises for and coordinates grant-funded projects that connect the WCL community with the legal needs and concerns of women and LGBTI persons. She supports WCL’s comprehensive gender and law curriculum and works with students to plan substantive and career development events that encourage them to pursue activities and employment focused on gender justice.

Prior to joining the Washington College of Law, Daniela represented labor unions and workers as an Associate at McCarthy, Johnson and Miller in San Francisco. As a Staff Attorney at the Child Care Law Center, she specialized in early childhood education workforce development, supporting small child care businesses, and increasing the availability of affordable, high quality child care for all children. Her research projects explore the connections among social welfare and education programs, including the law and policy that underlie crises in higher education finance, child care, and health care.

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