Jane: An Abortion Service for February Monday Mayhem
In light of the #MeToo movement, the ongoing attacks against abortion providers, and the 45th anniversary of the decision in the case of Roe v. Wade making abortion legal, the Flying Squirrel Community Space will screen “Jane: An Abortion Service” for its February Monday Mayhem programming.
Monday, February 5, 2018
7:00 - 9:00pm
Flying Squirrel Community Space
285 Clarissa St.
Suggested donation: $5
Discussion to follow.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/946698355479398/
About the Film:
This fascinating political look at a little-known chapter in women's history tells the story of “Jane”, the Chicago-based women's health group who performed nearly 12,000 safe illegal abortions between 1969 and 1973 with no formal medical training. As Jane members describe finding feminism and clients describe finding Jane, archival footage and recreations mingle to depict how the repression of the early sixties and social movements of the late sixties influenced this unique group. Both vital knowledge and meditation on the process of empowerment, Jane: An Abortion Service showcases the importance of preserving women's knowledge in the face of revisionist history.
About Monday Mayhem:
On the first Monday of every month, the Flying Squirrel hosts special programming that forgoes the technical and logistical concerns of running an open-use community space in order to take a closer look at the impact of our actions on the community and our potential as a catalyst for change.
Slingshot organizers (spiral and pocket sized) will also be on sale as a fundraiser for the Flying Squirrel.