Hold a Film Screening


A private, community or theatrical showing of a film is an opportunity to build awareness, educate constituents, and connect with others as part of a fun social event.

WHO HAS DONE IT

  • In January 2018, over 300 participants at the Byrd Theater in Richmond enjoyed the film Equal Means Equal and a panel discussion with the filmmaker, raising funds for ERA awareness-building efforts.
  • In May 2018, organizations collaborated to organize a private screening of RBG, raising funds for a girls’ mentorship About 180 participants learned about the ERA.

HOW TO DO IT

  • Select a film that ties into ERA ratification:
    • Equal Means Equal is a documentary film about gender equality and the ERA.
    • Legalize Equality is a 30-minute version of the film that works well for house parties.
    • RBG profiles the career of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her work on gender equality.
    • Iron Jawed Angels tells the story of the suffragists’ fight for our right to vote.
  • Carefully review the licensing requirements for your film and type of event.
  • Co-host your event with other groups. This is a great way to build collaborative relationships and to increase turnout with the membership of other organizations.
  • Allow time to say a few words about ERA ratification and include a call to action. Organize a panel and include local experts, legislators and advocates.
  • Let us know about your event so we can help spread the word!

WHAT YOU NEED