In February, MALA hosted a screening of the Oscar-Nominated documentary, RBG. This illuminating and powerful film documents the life, history, and rise of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, centering on her career as a jurist, as an activist, and as an advocate for women’s rights.
We were joined by Daniela Kraiem, the Associate Director of the Women and the Law Program and a Practitioner-in-Residence at American University Washington College of Law, who offered introductory remarks. Daniela spoke to the audience about the need to understand that sexism, misogyny, and discrimination transcend cultural and geographic lines; she encouraged us to seek partnership, rather than division when confronting discrimination and expressed hope for a future that is equitable, compassionate, and understanding.
MALA is proud to be able to share and learn from Justice Ginsburg’s story. We believe strongly in the idea that society is at its best when we can all stand on equal ground, and when all people are free to contribute, criticize, and build stronger networks of support and advocacy together.