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Film Screening: "A Girl Like Her" | In-Person General Discussion Meeting facilitated by Kim and Amy

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
6:30 pm8:30 pm
12200 Fairhill Rd
Floor A3
Cleveland, AL 44120

Join us for an in-person screening of Ann Fessler’s film: "A Girl Like Her," followed by a group discussion regarding birthmother experiences and the long-term effects of the Baby Scoop Era.

"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?

The film 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.

Space is limited and registration is required.