Double Feature: Dismantling Obstacles to Equality with ERA Coalition & Center for Reproductive Rights ft. Lea DeLaria, Gisela Chipe, Charlotte Clymer, & National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice
SPECIAL DOUBLE FEATURE EPISODE using the events of POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass Are Seven Women Trying To Keep Him Alive as a launching point.
1 | Dismantling Obstacles to Equality: An Urgent Excavation In Honor of Pride and Resistance
In POTUS, Bernadette (1 of the 7 women trying to keep a great dumbass alive) is the president’s look-alike sister and a proud lesbian who quickly proves that street smarts definitely belong in the white house. In conversation with Lea DeLaria (the actress who plays Bernadette), Carol Jenkins ( ERA coalition), Zakiya Tomas (New President & CEO of ERA Coalition), alongside Charlotte Clymer (Writer & Activist), we celebrated Pride month by engaging in the activist work of our queer ancestors and asking how we can move towards an “equal future.” Looking at how passing the Equal Rights Amendment can benefit us all, we got real specific about the intrinsic connections between sex-based discrimination and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
2 | My Body, My Choice: Sexual & Reproductive Justice
In POTUS, Dusty (1 of the 7 women trying to keep a great dumbass alive) is the president’s dalliance and one of the most unexpected voices for reproductive rights (and other hot button issues) throughout the show. She’s also got a knack for conflict mediation. In conversation with Gisela Chípe (POTUS company), Nancy Northup (President & CEO of Center for Reproductive Rights), and Yolanda Miranda (National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice), we talked about all things body autonomy including the right to choose, and how organizers across the country are working to protect every person’s right to access safe and affordable reproductive care especially in light of the Dobbs decision.
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Please note: All of these POTUS conversations deeply impact a range of gender and sexual identities. This includes cis women, trans women, trans men, non-binary people, and a range of LGBTQIA+ identities who are marginalized.