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Press Release from LWVLC for Immediate Release October 12, 2016
Equal Means Equal Event at The Bay Theatre
Contact: Denise Sica 231-633-8528
The Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay will present the award-winning documentary film “Equal Means Equal” on Monday, October 24 at 6:30 pm. Doors will open at 6:00 pm, film screening at 6:30 pm, followed by a panel discussion and Q & A. Panelists include: Brenda Quick, law professor and former member of MI Women’s Commission under Gov. Granholm, and recognized as “Most Notable Women of NW Michigan”; Mary Sutherland, author and founding member of National Organization of Women (NOW), Womens Resource Center (WRC), and ERA activist; and Barbara Schneider, first female steward of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) -Flint.
The film looks at how women are treated in the United States today by following both real life stories and precedent setting legal cases and presents a case for ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment. Directed by Kamala Lopez, the film won the Audience Award at the 2016 Traverse City Film Festival.
This event is free to the public, thanks to generosity of the following sponsors: League of Women Voters Leelanau County, Women Lawyers Association, Zonta Club of Leelanau, Womenable, Women’s Circle, Dana “Sam” Getsinger and Paula Kemler. Poster is attached.