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A Girl Like Her - Film Screening and Discussion

Monday, November 7, 2022
7:00 pm9:00 pm
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Online Discussion

Adoption Network Cleveland invites you to join us for a special virtual screening and discussion of Ann Fessler's "A Girl Like Her," facilitated by Traci Onders, Search Specialist - Adult Adoptees, Birth Parents, and DNA Discoveries at Adoption Network Cleveland.

"A Girl Like Her" reveals the hidden history of over a million women who became pregnant in the United States in the 1950s and 60s when “nice girls” didn’t get pregnant. It was a time when women were routinely expelled from high schools and colleges and forced to leave jobs as teachers and nurses before their indiscretion was apparent to others. They were rendered voiceless and invisible–banished to distant relatives or maternity homes to give birth and surrender their children for adoption so they could start over with a clean slate. But did they?

Join us for a shared screening and facilitated discussion of this American documentary which combines footage from educational films and newsreels–that both reflected and shaped the public’s understanding of single pregnancy and adoption during that time–with the voices of these mothers as they speak today, about the long-term impact of surrender and silence on their lives.

Monday, November 7, 2022, from 7:00-9:00 pm ET (6:00 pm Central)
Please log on early, as the event will start promptly at 7 pm.

The event is free to the public but registration is required. Space is limited.