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Behind the Lens: A Night of Women-Directed Short Films and Conversation

March 31, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT

Join the Women Employed Advocacy Council and Cinema/Chicago associate board as we close out Women’s History Month 2021 with an evening celebrating women in film to advance the missions of both organizations. Proceeds will benefit access to cinema for Chicagoans and CPS students, as well as advancing opportunity and economic security for working women.

Attendees will enjoy an evening of 4 short films—3 by Chicago filmmakers!—previously shown at the Chicago International Film Festival followed by a discussion with the all-female directors’ panel, moderated by Ambar Mentor-Truppa, Vice President of Communications at the Shriver Center on Poverty Law and Vice-Chair of Women Employed’s Board of Directors, all while supporting the missions of these two incredible organizations.

Tune in and turn up for working women as we honor the women behind the scenes—both in film and in life—and cheers to impactful stories while sipping our signature event cocktail/mocktail, as the event will kick off with a mixology demo by Argelia Martinez from Vida Mia Cocktails. We’ll email registrants with the DIY ingredients list!

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March 31, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CDT
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Via Livestream
United States

Together, we will ensure more women, families, and communities can build their economic power and thrive.

All new or increased gifts will be matched by an anonymous donor!