West Hollywood and its Women’s Advisory Board will join with the National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles (NCJW|LA) for Roe v. Wade at “46: A Night of Resistance + Stories of Resilience,” to commemorate the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States, and to reaffirm support for women, the right to choose and accessibility to healthcare.
#RoeAt46 will take place on Jan, 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the NCJW|LA Council House, located at 543 N. Fairfax Ave. in Los Angeles. The focus of the event will be to engage advocates to support and protect reproductive rights at the local and national levels, despite a hostile political climate.
#RoeAt46 will features stories shared by actors, updates from reproductive justice experts and a myriad of interactive activities. A virtual reality production will illustrate the experiences of women seeking abortions and the legal, financial and personal barriers they face, together with the consequences of these obstacles. Special guests will include actor and activist L. Scott Caldwell (“Lost,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”) who will serve as master of ceremonies, and local artist and activist Lili Bernard who will lead an interactive art project.
#RoeAt46 is supported by the City of West Hollywood and its Women’s Advisory Board; ACLU of Southern California; Black Women for Wellness; California Latinas for Reproductive Justice; California Women’s Law Center; Feminist Majority Foundation; LA For Choice; Lady Parts Justice League; Lenore Wax; National Organization for Women, Hollywood; Planned Parenthood Los Angeles; Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice; Shout Your Abortion; Temple Israel of Hollywood and Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project.
The event is free to attend but RSVPs are requested. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (323) 8528518.