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New America NYC: The Last Clinic and the Battle Over Reproductive Rights

In Collaboration with The Atavist

In Mississippi, a new law threatens to shut down the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the last abortion provider in the state. If the clinic closes, Mississippi will become the first abortion-free state in the United States. Award-winning filmmaker and photographer Maisie Crow and writer Alissa Quart traveled to Jackson to document the day-to-day lives of its doctors, nurses, patients, protesters and churchgoers—all members of one community in conflict. 

Join New America NYC and The Atavist for a short screening of excerpts from The Last Clinic, a multimedia project by Maisie Crow and Alissa Quart. Journalists Irin Carmon and Jasmine Burnett will join them in a discussion about the film and Mississippi's battle over reproductive rights.

Participants

Maisie Crow
Brooklyn-based Photographer and Multimedia Producer

Alissa Quart 
Author, Branded,  Hothouse Kids, and Republic of Outsiders: The Power of Amateurs, Dreamers and Rebels (August 2013) 

Irin Carmon 
Staff Writer,  Salon.com

Jasmine Burnett 
Lead Organizer, New York Coalition for Reproductive Justice (NYC4RJ), formerly organized as SisterSong NYC

Event Time and Location

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:15pm
New America NYC
199 Lafayette Street Suite 3B
New York, NY 10012

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