Los Angeles, CA, May 1, 2012 – UCLA School of Law, UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations and Harlen, a luxury brand that supports the empowerment of women, will sponsor a special screening of “No Woman, No Cry,” a documentary film on maternal health, in the Tamkin Auditorium at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on May 7, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. “No Woman, No Cry” shares the powerful stories of at-risk pregnant women in four parts of the world, including a remote Maasai tribe in Tanzania, a slum of Bangladesh, a post-abortion care ward in Guatemala and a prenatal clinic in the United States.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on global maternal health – medicine, law and policy – and film as a tool for advocacy. Julie D. Cantor, M.D., J.D., an adjunct faculty member at the UCLA School of Law, will moderate the discussion, and the panelists are: Christy Turlington Burns, the film’s director and producer; Ted Braun, the writer and director of “Darfur Now;” Paula Tavrow, Ph.D., M.Sc., MALD, co-director of the UC Global Health Institute’s Center of Expertise on Women’s Health & Empowerment, and Christopher Tarnay, M.D., the director of urogynecology in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at UCLA, who recently returned from a Medicine for Humanity mission to treat patients in Uganda.
The event is presented in association with UCLA Department of OB/GYN, UC Global Health Institute’s Center of Expertise on Women’s Health & Empowerment, UCLA Health and Human Rights Law Project, UCLA Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences and USC School of Cinematic Arts.
Admission is free and open to the public and includes a reception following the event. Seating is limited. Doors open at 6 p.m., and reserved seats will be released at 6:15 p.m. All guests are encouraged to arrive early to secure their ticket. Although all RSVP seating is now completely reserved, there will be additional seating available at the event (outside of the RSVP seating). To better increase your chances, please arrive early to be drawn from the standby line.