Date & Time
Thursday, October 10, 2019
5235 S. Harper Ct. Chicago, IL, 60615
Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC)
In 1994, 12 Black women gathered in Chicago and founded the reproductive justice movement. Naming themselves Women of African Descent for Reproductive Justice, they organized around three fundamental principles: the right to have children, to not have children, and to create and care for families in safe and healthy environments. Now, 25 years later, Cinema 53 partners with the Chicago Abortion Fund to commemorate the creation of that powerful framework and consider the complex experiences that inform these basic rights today.
Tonight, Chicago Abortion Fund and Cinema 53 kick off the film series with JUST ANOTHER GIRL ON THE IRT, followed by conversation with director Leslie Harris and a youth leader from the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health, moderated by Cinema 53 director Jacqueline Stewart.