Film in the Community featuring THE FIGHT
Please join Rocky Mountain Women’s Film for a free screening of THE FIGHT. The Film in the Community Series is generously sponsored by the Bee Vradenburg Foundation.
Only days after the 2017 inauguration of Donald Trump, furious Americans gathered at airports across the country in protest of the Muslim ban. But it was the efforts of the American Civil Liberties Union, waging the fight in federal court, that turned the tide, staying the executive order on grounds of unconstitutionality. The ACLU has never granted access to its offices, even as its battles on the fronts of abortion rights, immigration rights, LGBT rights and voting rights have become more timely and momentous than ever. With THE FIGHT, access has finally been granted to the filmmaking team of Eli B. Despres, Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg, makers of 2016’s award-winning Weiner. Rousing, inspiring and slyly humorous, their latest documentary follows four seismically important cases and a handful of magnetic attorneys. These lawyers may not know how to charge a cell phone or operate a stand-up desk but have persuaded Supreme Court Justices, beating back serious encroachments upon our freedoms. An antidote to endless news cycles filled with tweet tantrums, THE FIGHT inspires with the story of front-line warriors in the battle for the American soul.
The film is FREE and available to watch online, at your convenience, between March 22nd-25th.
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An Evening with Deborah J. Richardson, Executive Director of the ACLU Colorado
RMWF is proud to offer a live conversation with Deborah Richardson, the new executive director of the ACLU of Colorado. After streaming the film at your convenience, please plan to attend this conversation on Thursday, March 25th at 7pm (live, online event). This event is free and open to the public.
Deborah J. Richardson has more than three decades of experience in transformative non-profit executive leadership in global, national, and local organizations working to advance civil and human rights for non-dominant identity groups. Richardson is a nationally recognized expert and advocate in advancing justice for women and their families, convening diverse, cross-cultural, community-based coalitions committed to equitable societies.
Ms. Richardson is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and her lived observations and direct experiences informed her deep commitment to social change. She has also served as the Chief Executive Officer of The Atlanta Women’s Foundation and as Chief Program Officer of the Women’s Funding Network in San Francisco, California.
Event: An Evening with Deborah Richardson, Executive Director of the ACLU of Colorado
Event Date: Thursday, March 25th at 7pm
Event number: 120 276 3624
Event password: WHM2021