Speaking Event: The Struggle for Rights & Equality

When & Where
Community Media Center
900 San Antonio Road
Palo Alto, CA
March 5, 2013 - 7:00pm
650 326 8837

Past, Present & Future

In the summer of 1970, 50,000 women marched down New York’s Fifth Avenue, announcing the birth of a new movement. They demanded three rights: legal abortion, universal childcare, and equal pay.  These were preconditions for women’s equality with men at home and in the workplace.  Astonishingly, they didn’t include the ending of violence against women among their demands — though the experience and fear of male violence was widespread — because women still suffered these crimes in silence.

Those three demands, and the fourth one that couldn’t yet be articulated, have yet to be met.  At this forum, we'll discuss the past, present and future of this continuing movement for justice.

Dorothy Fadiman's groundbreaking trilogy of films, From the Back Alleys to the Supreme Court & Beyond, earned an Oscar nomination and an Emmy award. Just prior to the recent presidential election, Dorothy took to the speaking circuit to warn about the continuing and all-too-successful efforts to roll back freedom of choice and other legislative assaults on women's rights.
Simone Hudson is an artist-feminist-activist.  Currently in her first year as an undergraduate at Stanford University, she co-founded and co-leads Students for Reproductive Justice (SRJ).  SRJ, a student group at Stanford, advocates for safe, accessible, and affordable reproductive healthcare and serves as the pro-choice presence on campus.