2016 Film Series

Sponsored by CNOW & Blue Ridge Abortion Assistance Fund

This film series features the work of Dorothy Fadiman, Concentric Media’s Founder and Winner of Critics’ Choice Award for “Stealing America: Vote by Vote.” Fadiman has been producing films for 35 years. Her awards include an EMMY, an OSCAR nomination, and a GOLD MEDAL from PBS.

Come see all 3 films in the Abortion Rights Film Trilogy

Films will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Downtown Central Library


Shown on January 20: “When Abortion was Illegal” The Dangers of Back Alleys. A Celebration & Reception for the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade


February 16, Tuesday: “From Danger to Dignity” The Fight for Safe Abortion

This film weaves together two parallel stories: the evolution of underground networks that helped women find safe abortions outside the law, and the intensive efforts by activists and lawmakers to decriminalize abortion through legislative and judicial channels.

This film combines rare archival footage with interviews that document the courageous efforts of those who fought to break the silence, change the laws and end the shame which surrounded abortion when it was a crime.


April 19, Tuesday: “The Fragile Promise of Choice” Abortion in the U.S.A. Today 

This film is a compelling documentary which examines the erosion of abortion rights and access in the U.S. today. Safe legal procedures still remain out of reach for many women. Cost factors, travel distance, and strict legislation create barriers to access, particularly for low-income women.


Don’t miss these amazing new films!!

National NOW Board Meeting

Greetings NOW Members!

We will be holding a special National NOW Board meeting on Monday, January 25 at 8 pm Eastern Time (7pm Central; 6pm Mountain; 5pm Pacific) to vote on the proposed rules for the 2016 National NOW Board elections and for filling Board vacancies. At that time an Election Committee for the 2016 Board elections will also be appointed. All NOW members are welcome to attend! Click on the link below to register:



Bonnie Grabenhofer

Vice President

National Organization for Women

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