08 January 2010

Sherrybaby and Reproductive Justice: A Film Screening and Conversation, 27 January 2010

Please join the Ms. Foundation for Women and the New York University Wagner Women's Caucus for a screening of the 2006 award-winning film Sherrybaby starring Maggie Gyllenhaal

Wine and light appetizers will be served

Where: Rudin Forum, 2nd Floor Puck Building
295 Lafayette Street
Manhattan [map]

When: Wednesday 27 January 2010
Cocktails at 6PM, Screening 6:30 - 8 PM

Cost: $8 suggested minimum donation, Free with NYU ID Card

Three years after 19-year-old Sherry Swanson enters prison with a heroin problem and a robbery conviction, she sets out to regain custody of her young daughter. Unprepared for the demands of the world she's stepped back into, Sherry's hopes of staying clean, getting a job, and becoming a responsible mother are challenged by the realities of unemployment, halfway houses and parole restrictions.

Think you know about Reproductive Rights?
Let's talk about Reproductive Justice!

The gains made by the movement for reproductive rights over the past 30 years are undeniable.

Now, as we move into the 21st Century, conversations are changing.

The reproductive justice framework focuses on justice, encompassing, but not limited to choice. The growing reproductive justice movement responds to the lack of economic, social and political power low-income women have to make healthy choices. It recognizes the need to provide resources to women who do have children or who wish to have children as well as those who do not.

Discussion will highlight the ground-breaking work of Ms. Foundation grantee partners including: Spark! Reproductive Justice Now, Migrant Health Promotion and National Advocates for Pregnant Women. Ms. Foundation for Women Reproductive Rights, Health and Justice.

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