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SIMA Los Angeles: Reproductive Justice
Thu, December 8, 2016, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST
Join us on Dec. 8 to explore women's reproductive rights with a special screening + discussion of the award-winning documentary VESSEL.
$10 to reserve a ticket now -or- $10 suggested donation at the door
ABOUT THE FILM
Vessel begins with a young doctor who lived by the sea, and an unlikely idea. Rebecca Gomperts, horrified by the realities created by anti-abortion law around the world, felt compelled to challenge this. Her method: to provide abortions on a ship in offshore waters.
Her project, Women on Waves, begins as flawed spectacle, a media frenzy, faced with governmental, religious, and military blockades. But with each setback comes a more refined mission, until Rebecca has the revelation that she can use new technologies to bypass law – and train women to give themselves safe abortions using WHO-sanctioned protocols with pills.
We witness the creation of an underground network of emboldened, informed activists, working at the cutting edge of global reproductive rights, who trust women to handle abortion themselves. Vessel is Rebecca’s story: one of a woman who heard and answered a calling, and transformed a wildly improbable idea into a global movement.
Screening will be followed by an open discussion with Juana Rosa Cavero, Executive Director at California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom.
The California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom (CCRF) is a statewide alliance of nearly 50 organizations working to promote sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice. CCRF supports and facilitates member-driven initiatives including strategic communication, collaboration and collective policy advocacy to benefit California’s diverse women, youth and communities.
FILM TRAILER: http://bit.ly/VESSELtrailer