Meet the Janes – The Heroes of Abortion Before Roe v. Wade Film Screening
September 15, 2022
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
In the spring of 1972, police raided an apartment on the South Side of Chicago. Seven women were arrested and charged. The accused were part of a clandestine network. Using code names, blindfolds, and safe houses to protect their identities and their work, they built an underground service for women seeking safe, affordable, illegal abortions. They called themselves Jane. Now that we live in a post-Roe world, The Janes helps us envision the enormous potential for collective action to ensure abortion access.
Prior to the screening, award winning journalist Charles Jaco will give a brief introduction about his time spent with the real Janes. At the conclusion of the film, Stacey Newman of ProgressWomen will provide information on how you can take action.
The program is free, but registration is required by clicking here. There will be NO walk-ins allowed at the event. Proof of COVID vaccination or negative test is also required to enter. Masks are optional, but highly encouraged.
Questions? Email Jen Bernstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (314) 993.5181.