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Vessel Screening: Providing Reproductive Options on the High Seas

Feb 17, 2015
6:30 pm
20 West Village F

Please join Northeastern SHARE, Social Justice Resource Center and the Center for the Arts for a screening of “Vessel”, the new documentary film about the pioneering work of Women on Waves. A Q&A discussion with Prof. Aziza Ahmed (NU School of Law) and Jamie Sabino, board member of Planned Parenthood League of MA and board chair of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. Refreshments will be served.

In Vessel, Dr. Rebecca Gomperts sails a ship around the world, providing reproductive options at sea for women with no legal alternative.

Her idea begins as flawed spectacle, faced with governmental, religious, and military blockade. But with each roadblock comes a more refined mission, until she realizes she can use new technologies to bypass law and train women to give themselves abortions using WHO-researched protocols with pills.

From there we witness her create an underground network of emboldened, informed activists who trust women to handle abortion themselves. Vessel is Gomperts’s story: one of a woman who hears and answers a calling, and transforms a wildly improbable idea into a global movement.

Read more about the film.

Learn more about Women on Waves.

Partners: Northeastern University Social Justice Resource Center, Partners in Health Engage, NU Film Enthusiasts, Peer Health Exchange and NU Sexual Health, Advocacy, Resources, and Education (NU SHARE) and Northeastern Center for the Arts.