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!