Community Matters: #EqualMeansEqual
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Soromundi Room, 135 Broad Street, Hartford CT 06105
Description: Join us on Tuesday, March 28th at 5:30pm at 135 Broad Street, Hartford, CT in the Soromundi Room for a free screening of the film, "Equal Means Equal." This event is part of our Community Matters series and is in honor of Women's History Month.
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 By following both real life stories and precedent setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez discovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace matters to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the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.
We will be accepting housewarming donations for the folks over in Soromundi Commons. For more information on our housing programs, please visit: http://www.ywcahartford.org/what_we_do/housing.html
Suggested donations for residents in Soromundi Commons:
Personal hygiene products (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc.)
Feminine hygiene products
Cleaning products and tools (dish soap, glass cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, broom, vacuum, etc.)
New twin comforters, blankets and pillows
New twin Sheet Sets
Dishes and flatware (sets of four)
Grocery store gift cards
YWCA USA has nationally signed on to the Equal Rights Amendment Coalition through the ERA Education Project. YWCA USA is one of eighteen lead organizations that make up the Steering Committee of this newly formed coalition.