Wayne Law to host movie screening focused on the practices of femicide and sex selective abortion

Wayne Law Career Services and a coalition of student organizations have joined forces to bring the "It's a Girl" international film tour to Detroit. The screening, free and open to the public, begins tonight at 6 p.m. at the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights. The event was inspired by students Eric Shovein and Kristin York, recipients of the Wayne Law 2012 International Public Law Fellowship. Shovein and York spent their placements working for human rights organizations in India. The film will focus on India and China, where millions of babies are killed, abandoned or selectively aborted because they are girls. The result of longstanding traditions and governmental policies, this devaluation of females has led to increasing violence against women and a growing female "gendercide." The screening and brief discussion to follow is co-sponsored by student organizations: ACLU; International Law Students Association; Law Students for Reproductive Justice; Outlaws; and the Women's Law Caucus. Attendees are asked to register to Kristin.york@wayne.edu and parking is available for $6 in Structure 1 on Palmer Avenue across from the Law School. Published: Wed, Mar 6, 2013