“Jackson” film on reproductive rights

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    FREE ADMISSION! THIS SCREENING WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE GLOBAL JUSTICE CENTER

    Jackson

     

    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28 AT 7:30PM | FREE ADMISSION

    “Part of The Loft Cinema’s Social Justice Summer, a FREE weekly series pairing films exploring important issues with talkbacks led by community experts. Wednesday nights in June and July (kicking off on May 31st) at 7:30pm. All screenings will take place at The Global Justice Center, 225 E. 26th Street, Tucson, AZ, 85713.

    The gripping, award-winning documentary Jackson delves into the conflict between religious freedom and reproductive rights in the Deep South.

    Making her feature debut, director Maisie Crow offers an intimate look at the lives of three women at the forefront of the battle as it unfolds in Jackson, Mississippi: the director of the last-standing abortion clinic in the state, a prominent figure in the anti-abortion movement and a young mother of four struggling with an unplanned pregnancy. These women’s stories illustrate the opposing viewpoints that divide a city where high poverty rates, limited access to contraception and religious ideologies collide. When state restrictions threaten to shut down the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the tensions between leaders of the pro-life and pro-choice movements come to a head. Examining the economic, social and racial issues that fuel Mississippi’s heated debate on women’s health care, Jackson reveals the implications it all has for the nation as a whole. (Dir. by Maise Crow, 2016, USA, 92 mins., Not Rated) “

    Jackson

    https://loftcinema.org/event/social-justice-summer/

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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