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Women's Equality Day 2017 SOLD OUT

Women's Equality Day in Charleston

As of August 13, tickets are sold out! Thanks for your interest and look for more information soon on the ERA movement. If you have purchased a ticket and are no longer able to make it, please contact Shayna Howell and she will re-sell your ticket to someone on the waiting list.

For the first time, the LWVCA joins the Center for Women (C4W) and the Women's Rights and Empowerment Network (WREN) to celebrate Women's Equality Day.

This year's celebration comes with an appeal for action: the Equal Rights Amendment, which fell just 3 states short of ratification after passing both houses of Congress in 1972, has renewed energy. Nevada has recently ratified the ERA, leaving us only two states short.

Join us at the Cinebarre in Mt Pleasant on Sunday, August 27 for Equal Means Equal, Kamala Lopez's "compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment."

Check-in will begin at 2:30, with the film starting at 3:00. The screening will be followed by a legislative update, a call to action, and a reception in the lobby of the Cinebarre.

SOLD OUT Purchase Tickets SOLD OUT

Members and friends of the LWV, Center for Women, and WREN were all invited to join us, and we regret that we cannot host more: the theater only has 110 seats, so has filled quickly, and as of August 13, there are no tickets left. Please note: Because of adult language and themes, this film is not appropriate for children.

Attendees will check in at the Cinebarre at 2:30 - everyone who purchased a ticket will be on the list. No tickets will be mailed.

Equal Means Equal Official Trailer

Official Synopsis: EQUAL MEANS EQUAL offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, and the healthcare conglomerate to the judicial system. Along the way, she reveals the inadequacy of present laws that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment.