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Human Rights Watch Film Festival Opening Night

February 2, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - February 2, 2023 @ 9:00 pm

Join us for the Human Rights Watch Film Festival Opening Night for an in-person screening of Clarissa’s Battle featuring a discussion with film participant Clarissa Doutherd, Executive Director of Parent Voices Oakland, and Director Tamara Perkins.  MOPA will host a cheese and wine reception prior to the screening.

Clarissa’s Battle

Single mother and organizer Clarissa Doutherd is building a powerful coalition of parents. They’re fighting for child care and early education funds, desperately needed by low and middle-income parents and children across the United States. Driven by her own experience losing child care and becoming unhoused with her infant son, Xavier, she seems to be everywhere at once – at hearings, election rooms, and rallies from Oakland, California to Washington, DC. But juggling this work with raising her son pushes Clarissa into a personal health crisis far too common among stressed, working mothers, especially women of color. When the lockdown pushes more families into desperate circumstances, Clarissa and her coalition redouble their efforts, with the stakes higher than ever. Clarissa’s Battle gives us insight into an erupting movement, as communities across the country follow Clarissa’s successes, setbacks and indomitable resilience.

6 PM Opening Night Reception, 7 PM Screening + Q & A to follow

$10 Public/ $8 MOPA + HRW Members with code

Clarissa’s Battle Info and Ticket Purchase

Note: Free childcare available at this event (First come first served, with RSVP). To RSVP for childcare please visit this form after purchasing your ticket.

Access Accommodations: Spanish language captioning and interpretation, as well as Audio Description available at this event. Unfortunately, we regret that closed captions and ASL interpretation are not available for this event due to technical difficulties.

Special thanks to our festival partners for the 2023 San Diego Human Rights Watch Film Festival

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Event Details

Start:   February 2, 2023
Time:   6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Museum of Photographic Arts at The San Diego Museum of Art
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San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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