RBG Film Night

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This Film Night is organized by the Film Committee in collaboration with the Women’s Caucus,

An absorbing  documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Join us on April 12  for the screening and discussion of RBG:  a progressive icon in these troubled times

"Without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior’s rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans — until now.” --- from the film RBG, 2018

This lively and engaging documentary draws upon interviews, including reflections from Ginsburg herself, public appearances, and archival material. It provides an absorbing and intimate account of her personal and professional life. It has won multiple awards, including nominations for best documentary from the Oscars and BAFTA, and was the winner of Best Political Documentary from the Critics Choice Documentary Awards in 2018. 

As an academic and lawyer, Ruth Bader Ginsberg was a champion of progressive jurisprudence, focusing on opposing sex discrimination and supporting gender equality. As a Supreme Court judge, she has also contributed to important decisions and discussions on issues such as Citizens United (re campaign finance), voter ID laws and voter protection.  Her work – as an academic, civil rights litigator, and in her pronouncements as a judge – has had enduring impact.

This Film Night offers a unique opportunity to discuss with a DAUK audience the many issues this film raises.   Leading the after-screening discussion are  three DAUK members who trained as lawyers during different ‘phases’ in opportunities for women in the legal profession.  Some of the themes they will address include the extent to which women’s opportunities and roles in the legal profession have changed since RBG began her career, the siginficancee and prospects for the ERA, and RBG's legacy as an advocate, supreme court justice and cultural icon for gender equality under the law.

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About Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her judicial legacy 

Born on March 15, 1933, in Brooklyn, New York, Ruth Bader Ginsburg graduated from Columbia Law School, going on to become a staunch courtroom advocate for the fair treatment of women and founded the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project. She was appointed by President Carter to the U.S. Court of Appeals in 1980 and was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Clinton in 1993.

Find out more about her life and legacy.   (links forthcoming) 

 

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FAQs  and talking points 

 

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Disclaimer: The screening of this film does not constitute an endorsement or promotion of the film, nor of any views expressed therein or any association with The Film Committee, DAUK, Democrats Abroad or the Democratic Party. Screenings are solely conceived as educational activities: offering an opportunity for members to discuss issues.

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