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Film Screening: Equal Means Equal

  • US Navy Memorial Theater 701 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20004 United States (map)

You are invited ...

To attend a viewing and discussion of Equal Means Equal about the Equal Rights Amendment guaranteeing equality for women and men. Directed by Kamala Lopez and sponsored by Premier Bank, Inc. and the National Congress of Black Women, Inc.  

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 By following both real life stories and precedent setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez discovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace matters to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the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


  • Reception at 6 pm
  • Film at 7 pm
  • Panel Discussion at 8:30 pm.

Cost: Free

League members will be registering voters and answering questions about our work during the reception.


A Panel Discussion will follow the film moderated by Barbara Spencer Dunn, Executive Council of the Association for the Study of African American Life & History and including Lisa Ransom, Chair and CEO of the Augustus F. Hawkins Foundation, Dr. Samantha M. McDermitt, Esq., The Founder and Executive Director of the Law Theater Project and Bridget Brown, Executive Director of the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals.

Read more about the film here.


Earlier Event: August 26
Women's Equality Day
Later Event: September 1
Voter Registration at Rhode Island Row