Winter Film Series
January 19th, 2015
Co-Sponsor with Cincinnati NOW of film: “Vessel”. Vessel begins with a young doctor who lived by the sea, and an unlikely idea. Rebecca Gomperts, horrified by the realities created by anti-abortion law around the world, felt compelled to challenge this. Her method: to provide abortions on a ship in offshore waters. Her project, Women on Waves, begins as flawed spectacle, a media frenzy, faced with governmental, religious, and military blockades. But with each setback comes a more refined mission, until Rebecca has the revelation that she can use new technologies to bypass law – and train women to give themselves safe abortions using WHO-sanctioned protocols with pills. We witness the creation of an underground network of emboldened, informed activists, working at the cutting edge of global reproductive rights, who trust women to handle abortion themselves. Vessel is Rebecca’s story: one of a woman who heard and answered a calling, and transformed a wildly improbable idea into a global movement.
7 p.m. First Unitarian Church, Linton & Reading.
February 19, 2015
Derby, Crazy Love
Co-sponsor, with Friends of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies at UC, of a film showing of “Derby, Crazy Love". "Derby, Crazy Love" takes viewers inside the adrenaline-filled world of women's roller derby. Meet Smack Daddy, Suzy Hotrod, Bonnie Thunders, Raw Heidi, Kamikaze Kitten, Iron Wench and other badass warriors who are changing how we look at women in sport and femininity, one booty block at a time. The fastest-growing women’s sport in the world is not for sissies. But it is a sisterhood, with over 100 leagues in Canada and 1,400 worldwide. But beyond the spectacle are human stories, women who’ve finally found their own tribe, and a healthy outlet for aggression, which women are usually discouraged to express. Panel Discussion with Roller Derby participants.
7 p.m., UC Campus, TUC 400A or 400C.
Cincinnati Women’s Political Caucus (CWPC) is dedicated to the eradication of sexism, racism, anti-Semitism, ageism, violence, poverty, discrimination against the disabled and discrimination on the basis of religion, and to ensuring reproductive freedom and freedom of sexual orientation.