Sisters In Law

Film screening and discussion on spousal abuse

5 p.m. - 8 p.m., Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Suffolk University Law School
Sargent Hall
Faculty Dining Room, 4th floor
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA

Sisters In Law
“Two Women Determined To Change Their Community”

A free screening and discussion sponsored by the Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights, Suffolk University.

In the little town of Kumba, Cameroon, there have been no convictions in spousal abuse cases for 17 years. But two women determined to change their community are making progress that could change the world. This fascinating, often hilarious documentary follows the work of State Prosecutor Vera Ngassa and Court President Beatrice Ntuba as they help women fight often-difficult cases of abuse, despite pressures from family and their community to remain silent.

Following the film will be a panel discussion featuring:
Ilene Seidman, Professor, Suffolk University School of Law
Carolyn Boyes-Watson, Director, Center for Restorative Justice
Laura Roskos, Activist-in-Residence, Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights

Free to the Suffolk community and refreshments will be provided

 

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