In solidarity with the International Day of Action for the Decriminalisation ofAbortion (on 28 September) and in collaboration with the Festival Choice, the Central American Women’s Network and Amnesty International invite you to a discussion on the impact of the total ban on abortion on women and girls in El Salvador and the status of access to abortion globally.
The discussion will feature a screening of Al Jazeera’s and CAWN’s documentary ‘Life at any Price’.
Part I: Context: EL SALVADOR
6.30 – 6.40 Chair: Thomas Schultz-Jagow, Senior Director, Amnesty International
6.40 – 6.55 AI – Guadalupe Marengo, Deputy Programme Director, Americas
6.55 – 7.00 Sarah Spiller, Al Jazeera journalist
7.00 – 7.25 ‘Life at any price’ screening
7.25 – 7.40 Vicky Knox, Co-Director, Cental American Women’s Network
7.40 – 8.00 Q&A
Part II: Context: EUROPE and the USA
08.15 – 08.30 Marge Berer , Editor, Reproductive Health Matters
08.30 – 08.45 Cindy Cooper, Playwright and human rights activist
08.45 – 09.00 Q&A
09.00 – 09.30
Drinks reception and networking
Join us for a film screening, performance and Q&A celebrating Irish and Spanish prochoice activism in London in the 80s and at present. We will be screening three short movies focusing on the issue of abortion and prochoice activism in Spain and Ireland. This will be followed by a short performance by direct action feminist performance group challenging the ongoing problem of I.M.E.L.D.A. – Ireland Making England the Legal Destination for Abortion. We will end the event with a conversation with Irish and Spanish activists and Mara Clarke, founder of Abortion Support Network.
12:00 – 12:05: Introduction by Cristina, from My Belly is Mine
12:05 – 13:15: Film Screening
“The Christening” directed by Oonagh Kearney
“Repeating Histories” – A short film on Irish and Spanish prochoice activism in London in the 80s and at present
“The Freedom Train” (English subtitles) – A film on the prochoice demo in Spain in February, 2014
13:15 – 13:35: IMELDA performance
13:35 – 14:00: Q&A (chaired by Cristina)
Isabel Ros, activist and poet, former member of the Spanish Women’s Abortion Support Group
Mara Clarke from Abortion Support Network
Feminist Collective Les Comadres from Spain (via Skype)
Sunday 28th – International day for the Decriminalisation of Abortion
2.00pm – Southbank, London
Join us on Sunday 28th September to speak out for safe and legal abortion!
Bring something to make noise (whistles, tambourines, maracas, castanets… banging pots and pats is also welcomed!)
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