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The Handmaid’s Tale
Thursday, February 27, 2014
6:00pm until 8:00pm

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In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies?

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are only valued if their ovaries are viable. She once had a husband she loved, a daughter she protected and played with, and money of her own, but now all that is gone.

Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force.

With facilitator Jackielee Derks and panelists:
Attorney Linda S. Vanden Heuvel of Vanden Heuvel & Dineen , S.C.
Cathy Thompson, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
Tanya Atkinson, Vice President Public Affairs & Community Education Planned Parenthood of WI

Music by cellist Bridget Hirthe

Save the Date: Annual Fall Events!

Share Our Vision Luncheon
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Friday, October 10, 2014
The Garage at the Harley Davidson Museum

Share Our Vision Dinner
Madison, Wisconsin
Thursday, October 9, 2014
The Edgewater

For more information, contact Emily Dell at (414)289-3793 or emily.dell@ppwi.org.


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