‘Time to Affirm the ERA’

Peace and Social Justice Forum to screen ‘Equal Means Equal’

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    BELFAST — The Peace & Social Justice Forum/Waldo County will show the film Equal Means Equal on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at 6 p.m., in the Abbott Room, Belfast Free Library.

    Equal Means Equal is a groundbreaking exploration of gender inequality in the USA, part of a national media campaign to raise awareness of the need for women’s equality under federal law-that there can be no discrimination on the basis of sex- finally be included in the Constitution of the United States.

    “Join us, to learn about and celebrate this historic struggle, to ensure that women are protected equally under the law,” said the Forum, in a news release.

    It has been 100 years, since women began the work of getting the Equal Rights Amendment into the Constitution of the United States.

    “The first hearing in Congress on the ERA in 40 years is happening this week, and the film Equal Means Equal, though made in 2016, is still totally relevant and lays out the many ways that women are disadvantaged in the US under the Constitution,” said the release.

    “The argument made by filmmaker Kamala Lopez and the women’s rights activists, leaders and survivors featured in the film is clear and compelling as to why both women and men should still be fighting to get the ERA passed,” said the release. “Finally ratified in 2020, we now need to pressure Congress to Affirm and publish the ratification, that has taken so long. Polls show 78% of the American people support its passage.

    “Amazingly, polls also show that 73% of Americans also believe it has been passed! And yes, it has been passed – but not yet implemented or written into the Constitution! Come learn the history of this struggle and what still needs to be done.”

    Peace and Social Justice Forum/Waldo County fmi peace.and.justice.waldo@gmail.com

    Event Date: 

    Wed, 03/15/2023 - 6:00pm

    Event Location: 

    Belfast Free Library


    Belfast Free Library
    Belfast, ME 04915
    United States