College Hosts First Charleston Screening of “Las Libres”

College Hosts First Charleston Screening of “Las Libres”

The College of Charleston’s Women’s Health Research Team will host the first Charleston screening of Unknownthe documentary Las Libres: The Story Continues… (2014) at Sottile Theater (44 George Street) on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 3:30 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public.

Local reproductive justice experts, including Deborah Billings, producer of this acclaimed film, will be available for a question & answer session at the conclusion of the screening.

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Las Libres is the powerful story of Mexican women imprisoned for abortion and miscarriage under the criminal charges of murdering a blood relative. Las Libres is the non-profit organization fighting for their freedom. The stories of Mexican women imprisoned for abortion and the activists working to free them are linked to broader reproductive rights struggles in the United States and grounded in basic human rights and global movements for justice.

The film screening is followed by the annual Yes! I’m a Feminist reception in the College of Charleston’s Cistern Yard hosted by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. This is a short walk from Sottile Theater, and food and drinks will be served. All are invited to attend.

The Women’s Health Research Team is passionate about building awareness of women’s rights violation to help create a culture of gender equality that is free of violence. The screening of Las Libres was made possible by the support of the Public Health Program, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Global Awareness Forum, Advocates for Youth, and Tell Them.