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'Equal Means Equal' Film Screening and Discussion to be Held at ECC

The ECC Film and Lecture Series will screen the film "Equal Means Equal" and host a discussion on Thursday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Health and Science Building lecture hall, room 100. The event--which will mark Women's History Month--is free and open to the public.

The documentary "Equal Means Equal," directed by Kamala Lopez, examines issues surrounding the state of women's rights in America. Using both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, Lopez looks into workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, and the healthcare conglomerate to the judicial system. The film presents the argument that the Equal Rights Amendment should be ratified.

For more information about the film, visit http://equalmeansequal.com/.

The final event in this ECC Film and Lecture Series season will be held Thursday, April 20. Poet Stephanie Rogers, whose collection of poems, Plucking the Stinger, was released last fall, will be reading poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month. The event is co-hosted by the ECC English Department, and will also feature original poetry by ECC alumnus Josh Young. This event will be held in the Health and Science Building lecture hall, room 100.

The ECC Film and Lecture Series, under the Patrons of the Arts, presents film screenings, panel discussions, presentations and performances throughout the academic year. For more information, contact Leigh Kolb at leigh.kolb@eastcentral.edu or 636-584-6643.

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