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Sun, Oct 29

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UU Church of Urbana-Champaign

UCRJ Documentary Film Series: CONNIE COOK: A DOCUMENTARY

This interview-driven documentary chronicles the life of Constance Eberhardt Cook, who authored legislation in 1970 that decriminalized abortion in New York State, helping pave the way for Roe Vs. Wade.

Time & Location

Oct 29, 2023, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

UU Church of Urbana-Champaign, 309 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801, USA

About the Event

Constance Eberhardt Cook was a Woman Ahead of Her Time 

As one of only three women in the New York State Assembly in the 1960s and 70s, Connie Cook led extraordinary efforts —  against the odds — to create change within a male-dominated government. As a Republican Assemblywoman for New York’s 125th District, she sought equality and fought for women’s rights. She authored legislation in 1970 that decriminalized abortion in New York State, which paved the way for Roe Vs. Wade in 1973.

Connie Cook — pilot, legislator, advocate and attorney — was indeed a woman ahead of her time. This interview-driven documentary chronicles her life, her contributions to politics, and her fight for women’s rights. Many changes in American life came about because of Connie’s drive, determination, and humanitarianism. Her work inspired many, and her story inspires us all.

View the Connie Cook trailer here.

This is co-sponsored by the UUCUC Reproductive Justice Team.

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