Gender Justice Series with Dawn Porter: Reproductive Justice
November 19, 2017
Filmmaker Dawn Porter discusses her most recent documentary on Dr. Willie Parker. Trapped follows the struggles of the clinic workers and lawyers as they battle to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women. This conversation is the second of our three-part Gender Justice Series.
Dr. Willie Parker will speak at Calvary Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, November 15 at 7 pm.
About the guest
Dawn Porter is an award-winning filmmaker whose previous work includes Gideon’s Army — the Emmy and Independent Spirit Award-nominated film about public defenders in the Deep South, Spies of Mississippi and “Rise: The Promise of My Brother’s Keeper.” Porter’s projects have received generous grant awards from the MacArthur Foundation, the Ford Foundation, Tribeca Film Institute, Sundance Film Institute, Chicken & Egg Pictures and other esteemed organizations. Prior to her independent filmmaking career, Porter worked as Director of Standards and Practices at ABC News and as Vice President of Standards and Practices at A&E Television Networks.
About The Forum
The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith, ethics and culture in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host, and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.
About the host
The Rev. Dr. Ellen Clark-King joined Grace Cathedral as Executive Pastor in 2016. She previously served as Cathedral Vicar at Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver, Canada. Ellen was one of the first women ordained as a priest in the United Kingdom. She holds a PhD in Theology and Spirituality from Lancaster University (UK) and a MA in Christian Spirituality from Heythrop College, London.
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