We’ve Had Enough PA, September 24, 2012
Following a series of pre-launch screenings in Nevada and California, we’re excited to announce that documentary filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman will kick off a five-state, fall 2012 Choice at Risk film-screening tour with a gathering on Sept. 27th in Philadelphia sponsored by Pennsylvanians for Choice.
The tour, facilitated by the Unitarian Universalist Association which is just beginning a four-year, denomination-wide engagement with issues of reproductive justice, will then move across Pennsylvania. Each event features film and discussion to help raise awareness and inspire activism and will include selections from Fadiman’s Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning PBS documentary series From the Back Alleys to the Supreme Court & Beyond.
Ms. Fadiman’s collection of work has brought together stores of the dangerous back alley days, the current challenges to birth control and safe, legal abortions and much more. You can preview some of the clips at www.choiceatrisk.org
In Philadelphia, the gathering is designed to challenge escalating restrictions on reproductive rights and celebrates the collegial working relationship of pro-choice and faith-based communities. Reverend Dr. Beverly Dale co-founder of PA Clergy for Choice and Pennsylvania Religious Coalition for Reproductive Justice will join Fadiman and members of the pro-choice coalition in Pennsylvania called Pennsylvanians for Choice including: Philadelphia Women’s Center, WOMEN’S WAY, Pennsylvania Clergy for Choice, the Pennsylvania Religious Coalition for Reproductive Justice, Mishkan, National Council of Jewish Women-Pennsylvania, Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania, Cherry Hill Women’s Center, Women’s Medical Fund, Faith Aloud, and Medical Students for Choice. The event will also feature resource tables from the organizations.
Thursday, September 27th from 7-9pm
The First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia
2125 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Other Pennsylvania tour stops include:
Friday, September 28th from 7-9pm
The Unitarian Society of Germantown
6511 Lincoln Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19119
Wednesday, October 3rd from 7-9pm
Unitarian Church of Harrisburg
1280 Clover Lane, Harrisburg, PA 17113
Friday, October 5th from 7-9pm
First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh
605 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Sunday, October 7th in the afternoon
East Suburban Unitarian Universalist Church, PA
4326 Sardis Rd., Murrysville, PA 15668
After the Pennsylvania tour concludes, Fadiman will continue to Ohio where she will hold an event at one of the biggest Unitarian Universalist Churches in the state. You can find out more information about the nationwide tour by visiting http://www.choiceatrisk.org/events.shtml and about her work at www.Concentric.org.