Birthright: A War Story

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Film still from 'Birthright'

The documentary Birthright: A War Story (2017) screens in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium. The film tells the story of some of the women who have become collateral damage in the campaign to take control of reproductive health care.

The director, Civia Tamarkin, and executive producer/writer, Luchina Fisher, will be on-hand to answer questions afterwards.

Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.