On Tuesday, March 24, at 6:00 p.m., the National Archives, in partnership with United Nations Association - Women, will host a film screening and discussion of On the Basis of Sex.
Post-film discussion will be led by Dr. Karenbeth Zacharias of the University of Saint Mary. A free light reception at 5:30 p.m. will precede the film. This program will take place at the National Archives, 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO.
Released in 2018, On the Basis of Sex details the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The film was directed by Mimi Leder and written by Daniel Stiepleman. After attending law school, and graduating at the top of her class, Ginsburg is denied the opportunity to practice law as the firms she applies to do not want to hire women. Instead, she takes a teaching position at Rutgers University and eventually begins work on Moritz v. Commissioner. The case is one that challenges the Internal Revenue Code with regard to tax deductions that benefitted women, and not men. Ginsburg goes on to argue that a man was unfairly discriminated against on the basis of sex, therefore setting a precedent for cases that could be challenged in which women are also discriminated.
The National Archives is located at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, Missouri, 64108, and is home to historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by Federal agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
For more information and to RSVP to this invitation, call 816-268-8000, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.archives.gov/kansas-city.
(Source: The National Archives at Kansas City Newsletter.)