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In honor of International Women’s Day, the Woods Hole Public Library will hold a film screening and book reading on Friday, March 8, 2024. International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the social, economic, political, and legal achievements of women and girls, while also recognizing their enduring inequalities. 

The award-winning documentary, A CIVIL REMEDY, will be screened, followed by readings from a new book, WITHOUT EQUALITY/WITHOUT CONSENT. The film and book are the work of Woods Hole residents, Kate Nace Day and Russell G. Murphy. A CIVIL REMEDY tells the story of one American girl who was trafficked in Boston, told in the context of laws enacted to prevent sex trafficking. 

Following the film, Kate will offer brief readings from WITHOUT EQUALITY/WITHOUT CONSENT, an unbound art and law book that interweaves black and white photographs with personal statements of three sex trafficking survivors, excerpts from current public policy debates on the consequences of inequality, and national and international law on sex trafficking.  

WITHOUT EQUALITY/WITHOUT CONSENT makes the case that there can be no consent to being trafficked where there is no equality for victims and survivors.  

A question and answer session with Kate and Russ, the book’s editor, will follow.  The event will be held in the lower level room at the Woods Hole Public Library and is free and open to the public.