To celebrate the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and explore the current attack on reproductive rights, we invite you to view the groundbreaking documentary TRAPPED (2016) at Chatham University on January 19 at 6:30PM. Tickets are free, and you can reserve them here.
TRAPPED is screening as part of Just Films, a one-of-a-kind festival featuring films focused on social justice and gender inequity. Just Films is brought to you by the Chatham University Women’s Institute, New Voices Pittsburgh, the Women and Girls Foundation and the Women’s Law Project.
Free and open to the public, the monthly series features social justice films followed by engaging, post-screening panel discussions and talk-back sessions featuring local and national figures.
Since 2010, hundreds of laws that strategically over-regulate healthcare facilities that provide abortion care have been passed by state legislatures, including in Pennsylvania. While lawmakers attempt to justify each individual regulation as an effort to “protect women,” in reality, these restrictions are designed to work cumulatively, incrementally building obstacles that target low-income women and women of color.
Many abortion providers have been forced to shut their doors due to these restrictions. The providers that remain must navigate increasingly complex and prohibitively costly obstacles in order to comply with each new restriction. TRAPPED follows some of these clinic workers and lawyers who are fighting to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women.
A panel will follow the screening featuring:
- Dr. Sarah McNeil, Medical Director of TEACH, the bay area abortion training program, and Texas abortion provider
- Dr. Colleen Krajewski, healthcare provider for Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania
- Jessica Semler, Public Affairs Director, Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania
The conversation will be moderated by Ash Chan, Program & Outreach Coordinator, New Voices Pittsburgh.
Please join us as we head into a challenging year for reproductive rights.
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