Wednesday: a Google Hangout with creators and advocates about Obvious Child

Feministing presents a google hangout about Obvious Child

We’re excited to announce that Feministing is partnering with Planned Parenthood Action Fund and the 1 in 3 Campaign to bring you a live chat about the abortion rom-com, Obvious Child. You may have noticed we’re fans of the movie around these parts. Obvious Child is a major breakthrough in terms of how abortion – and stories about women in general – are told in Hollywood.

On Wednesday, Feministing’s Lori Adelman will host a Google Hangout with two of the film’s creators – writer and director Gillian Robespierre and producer Elisabeth Holm- and two advocates – Dawn Laguens from Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Julia Reticker-Flynn from Advocates for Youth.

You can watch the chat on Wednesday, July 9 at 3pm ET here: bit.ly/ObviousChat. You can also join the conversation and submit questions using the hashtag #ObviousChat.

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Jos Truitt is Executive Director of Development at Feministing. She joined the team in July 2009, became an Editor in August 2011, and Executive Director in September 2013. She writes about a range of topics including transgender issues, abortion access, and media representation. Jos first got involved with organizing when she led a walk out against the Iraq war at her high school, the Boston Arts Academy. She was introduced to the reproductive justice movement while at Hampshire College, where she organized the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program’s annual reproductive justice conference. She has worked on the National Abortion Federation’s hotline, was a Field Organizer at Choice USA, and has volunteered as a Pro-Choice Clinic Escort. Jos has written for publications including The Guardian, Bilerico, RH Reality Check, Metro Weekly, and the Columbia Journalism Review. She has spoken and trained at numerous national conferences and college campuses about trans issues, reproductive justice, blogging, feminism, and grassroots organizing. Jos completed her MFA in Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute in Spring 2013. In her "spare time" she likes to bake and work on projects about mermaids.

Jos Truitt is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Development.

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