Kamala Lopez's New Film, EQUAL MEANS EQUAL Screens Across the Nation For Women's Equality Day

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The new documentary, EQUAL MEANS EQUAL by the filmmaker Kamala Lopez will screen across the country in honor of August 26th Women's Equality Day. In partnership with organizations and groups such as the League of Women Voters, the YWCA, NAACP, AAUW, The Women’s Commissions, the National Women’s Political Caucus and the ERA Coalition, the team behind the film plans to be a force which creates awareness about the lack of equal rights in the United States and how the U.S. Constitution sanctions this. A special screening will be held at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Guests include Fareed Zakaria, CNN host, and journalist for the Washington Post. At the US State Department in Washington DC, Jaha Dukureh, Time 100 Leader working to end FGM globally, Dr. E. Faye Williams, President of, National Congress of Black Women, Inc., Kristin Fleschner, Foreign Affairs Officer at U.S. Department of State and Executive Producer Liz Lopez will be on the post-screening panel. In Los Angeles, writer/director/producer Kamala Lopez, Executive Producer Patricia Arquette and cast members comprising of leaders and experts will participate in a conversation after the screening.

It is a national movement to unite over women's rights.

"EQUAL MEANS EQUAL offers an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. Examining both real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, director Kamala Lopez uncovers how outdated and discriminatory attitudes inform and influence seemingly disparate issues, from workplace harassment to domestic violence, rape and sexual assault to the foster care system, and the healthcare conglomerate to the judicial system. Along the way, she reveals the inadequacy of present laws that claim to protect women, ultimately presenting a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment."--equalmeansequal.com

So what should you be doing on August 26th Women's Equality Day? Find a screening near you to check out this incredible film.


Interview with Kamala Lopez- Actress, Writer and Film Producer

With a grandfather imprisoned by a new dictator while publishing the main newspaper in Venezuela, then later becoming Consulate General to the United States from Venezuela, it's no wonder Kamala Lopez has become a political activist. Lopez's new film Equal Means Equal and innovation, ERA Education Project sheds light on a disheartening fact - equal rights for women are not protected under the United States Constitution. Plus the Equal Rights Amendment has never been passed, contrary to what many Americans might believe about equality for women.

Also an actress, Lopez worked in a number of featured films such as Born in East L.A., Deep Cover and The Burning Season. Adding to her long list of films, she's guest-starred in many signature television series including Medium, 24 and Alias.

Earning the title director and producer, Lopez formed the company Heroica Films which produces media for women, about women and utilizes women in front and behind the camera.

In an interview with Women For Action for its Women History Makers Project, Lopez explains why she feels the film and television industry may be headed in a new direction for women. Also, she shares some startling news about our U.S. Constitution, provided by feminist, journalist, and activist, Gloria Steinem and helps us understand why her longtime friend, actress Patricia Arquette made a public statement about women's inequality.

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