Reproductive Justice Film Series

March 02, 2017 at University of Illinois at Chicago in Chicago.

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ABOUT THE SERIES
The Women’s March on January 21, 2017 brought together over 5 million attendees worldwide, to resist the current threats of basic reproductive rights. It was without a doubt a monumental event. However, based on the media coverage, the majority of those within the march itself seem to lost focus of what Reproductive Justice means for those who aren’t white or within the gender binary.

The Women’s Leadership and Resource Center, in collaboration with several Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change (CCUSC), will host the Reproductive Justice film series to help expand the conversation and center the experiences of women of color, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. Through the films, we’ll see various efforts by the state – both historical and contemporary – to police and/or or reduce access to quality care for sexual and reproductive health. In its own way, each film will also celebrates the ways that various communities have survived and resisted efforts to curtail sexual freedom.

The series will take place throughout the month of March and close with a final panel discussion in April. Each screening will occur at one of the centers on campus and will be followed with a facilitated discussion.

THE FILMS
No Más Bebés
March 2, 3 -5pm
Latino Cultural Center
803 S. Morgan Street, LCB2
The story of immigrant mothers who sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were pushed into
sterilizations while giving birth at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center during the 1960s and 70s.

Transgender Parents
March 9, 3 – 5pm
Gender & Sexuality Center
1007 W. Harrison St., Room 181
Transgender Parents is about love, life and kids after a gender transition. It shares the struggles and strengths of several trans women and trans men navigating different stages of parenting: from pregnancy, through raising infants, toddlers and teenagers.

The AMERICAN Dream
March 16, 3 – 5pm
African-American Cultural Center
830 S. Halsted St
African American women tell their own stories: they know what is wrong, they share their hopes, they share their fears, and they share about their American dream, related to maternal health in the US.

More films will be shown on March 30 and April 6.

Please email questions and requests for accomodations to can.wlrc@gmail.com.

This film series is part of 2017 Women’s Heritage Month. You can find a full list of events at wlrc.uic.edu.

Address: 601 S Morgan St, Chicago
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Finding Cleveland Experience – Chicago 3/31/17

March 31, 2017 at Chinese Christian Union Church in Chicago.

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You are invited to Chinese Christian Union Church for a live musical perfomance from national recording artists, Only Won and Larissa Lam followed by a screening of the Award-winning documentary: “Finding Cleveland”. This short film follows Charles Chiu and his family on an emotional journey as they take a trip to Cleveland, Mississippi to visit the gravesite of Charles’ father, KC Lou. In less than 48 hours, Charles has many surprising encounters with the local townspeople, who help fill in some blanks about the father he never knew. He also learns of the Chinese Exclusion Act, a discriminatory law against Chinese immigrants and the struggles his father faced in a pre-civil rights era. Join us for a historical discussion and Q&A followed by a meet and greet.

Address: 2301 S Wentworth Ave, Chicago
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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg by Jacques Demy

March 03, 2017 at Doc Films at the University of Chicago in Chicago.

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Liked La La Land? Then you’ll love Damien Chazelle’s key inspiration for the film, Jacques Demy’s The Umbrellas of Cherbourg!

Catherine Deneuve stuns in her first major role, a moving but bittersweet love story between Genevieve (Deneuve) and garage mechanic Guy (Nino Castelnuovo). In a bold experiment by Demy, every line of dialogue is sung, adding a beautiful fluidity across scenes that is enhanced by the film’s rich visuals and vibrant color palette. The influence of Demy’s masterpiece is far-reaching, with Damien Chazelle naming it as an inspiration for La La Land and his favorite film.

3 screenings:
March 3: 7PM and 9PM
March 5: 1:30 PM

Ida Noyes Hall at the University of Chicago (1212 E 59th St)
FORMAT: DCP RUNTIME: 91mins

http://docfilms.uchicago.edu/

Address: 1212 E 59th St, Chicago
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg by Jacques Demy

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Chicago, IL: Institute on Teaching the World’s Religions

June 25, 2017 at The Chicago Cenacle in Chicago.

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The Journey film and Conversations will be shown on June 27 and 28.

Mary Evelyn Tucker & John Grim will be presenting at this event.

Sponsored by Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education

Contact: Bob Mattingly, bob@csee.org

A generous donor has provided a grant for need-based scholarships. Contact info@csee.org for details.

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Event website:
http://www.csee.org/event/WR17

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Address: 513 W Fullerton Pkwy, Chicago
Chicago, IL: Institute on Teaching the World

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Joshua Henry [of Hamilton, the musical]

January 09, 2017 at Lincoln Hall + Schubas in Chicago.

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Schubas | Mon., Jan. 9 | 9:30 PM | 18+ | $40

Joshua Henry is a two-time Tony nominated actor/singer of Broadway, television and film.

He is known on Broadway for his Tony-nominated performances as “Flick” in Violet and “Haywood Patterson” in The Scottsboro Boys. He also starred in The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, In the Heights, and American Idiot.

Joshua Henry [of Hamilton, the musical]

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Not on the Holidays! Hands Off the Homeless! Rally and Protest

December 23, 2016 at Wilson and Marine Dr. in Chicago.

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In a remarkably cruel move, Rahm’s DFSS appointee Lisa Morrison Butler and Alderman James Cappleman seem to have decided to give the go ahead on another harassment sweep under the viaducts two days before Christmas and on the same day a homeless shelter down the street is slated to close. The biweekly sweeps entail DFSS workers, Streets and Sanitation workers, CPD scrutinizing the homeless on what items they’re allowed to keep. They throw people’s items away and make homeless people move around in the winter cold. The routine sweeps are financially wasteful and clearly a form of harassment. For it to be on the on same day the 941 W Lawrence Avenue shelter to close from a lack of state and city funds isn’t cruel enough. For it to be just a few yards away from where a 15.8 million tax dollar give away to a luxury developer isn’t even cruel enough. It has to be two days before Christmas. This isn’t a fictional movie, this is the city government of Chicago.

Come join homeless residents and community members to object these cruel forms of harassment. What better way to live the true spirit of the holidays than to take a stand for your homeless sisters and brothers while under attack. Join us!

Sponsored:

Uptown Tent City, Northside Action for Justice, Gay Liberation Network

Not on the Holidays! Hands Off the Homeless! Rally and Protest

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Ixcanul

January 06, 2017 at Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago.

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Join us for the Gene Siskel Center Movie Club on Wednesday, January 11th at 6:00pm, which will include a post-screening conversation and a complimentary beverage in Gene Siskel Film Center’s Gallery/Cafe (movie ticket required).

Guatemala’s second Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language film is a powerfully visualized narrative centereeeed on a 17-year-old Mayan peasant girl whose paretns have arranged an advantageous marriage to the plantation overseer. She prefers a young worker whom she hopes will take her to the U.S., but an unplanned pregnancy traps her between ancient superstitions and the depections fo the modern world. In Kaqchikel and Spanish with English subtitles. DCP digital.

Address: 164 N State St, Chicago
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Emerald City Theatre: The Wiz, Jr.

May 13, 2017 at Apollo Theater Chicago in Chicago.

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Based on the classic fantasy, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum and popularized by the 1978 film of the same name, The Wiz follows Dorothys exploration of love, home, and family through a magical musical mixture of rock, gospel, and soul. Living here in this brand new world might be a fantasy, but it taught me to love, so its real to me!

Address: 2540 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago
Emerald City Theatre: The Wiz, Jr.

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Emerald City Theatre: The Wiz, Jr.

May 12, 2017 at Apollo Theater Chicago in Chicago.

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Based on the classic fantasy, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum and popularized by the 1978 film of the same name, The Wiz follows Dorothys exploration of love, home, and family through a magical musical mixture of rock, gospel, and soul. Living here in this brand new world might be a fantasy, but it taught me to love, so its real to me!

Address: 2540 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago
Emerald City Theatre: The Wiz, Jr.

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