Benefit Event to Support Reproductive Justice – Aug 18
Photo by Meg Handler. Women’s Action Coalition(WAC) protest Cardinal John O'Connor and the Catholic Archdiocese position on abortion. New York City, 1992.

Benefit Event to Support Reproductive Justice – Aug 18

  • August 18, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Virtual Benefit Event

$10 Members; $20 Non-Members

All proceeds from this event will benefit We Are Jane, a non-profit organization that helps with costs of safe and legal abortions in the United States.

Please consider making an additional DONATION HERE to further support We Are Jane and their important work. Donations will be gathered by LACP and then sent to We Are Jane.
It has been several weeks since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, and reports about women and youth having to travel to get a legal abortion without being marginalized have begun appearing in national media. As people who were assigned female at birth are denied agency of their bodies and future, the anniversary of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote, seems particularly poignant.

Join us to mark August 18 with four photographers whose work has given a crucial space for painful conversations about how female bodies are seen, regulated, examined and marginalized.

The event will be moderated by LACP’s executive director, Rotem Rozental, Ph.D.

Donna Ferrato is an internationally acclaimed photojournalist known for her groundbreaking documentation of the hidden world of domestic violence. Her seminal book Living With the Enemy (Aperture, 1991) went into four printings and, alongside exhibitions and lectures across the globe, sparked a national discussion on sexual violence and women’s rights. In 2014, Ferrato launched the I Am Unbeatable campaign to expose, document, and prevent domestic violence against women and children through real stories of real people.

Ferrato has contributed to almost every major news publication in the country, and her photographs have appeared in nearly five hundred solo exhibitions in museums and galleries worldwide. She has been a member of the Executive Board of Directors for the W. Eugene Smith Fund and was president and founder of the non-profit Domestic Abuse Awareness Project (501-c3). She has been a recipient of the W. Eugene Smith Grant, the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Outstanding Coverage of the Plight of the Disadvantaged, the IWMF Courage in Journalism Award, the Missouri Medal of Honor for Distinguished Service in Journalism, Artist of the Year at the Tribeca Film Festival, and the Look3 Insightful Artist of the Year. In 2008, the City of New York proclaimed October 30 “Donna Ferrato Appreciation Day,” and in 2009, she was honored by the judges of the New York State Supreme Court for her work advancing gender equality. In 2020, Ferrato was chosen as one of the Hundred Heroines by the British Arts foundation, Hundred Heroines. In 2021, Ferrato was named Artist of The Year at The Tribeca Film Festival.

Her new book, Holy, published in 2020 by powerHouse Books, is a call to action. It proclaims the sacredness of women’s rights and their power to be masters of their own destiny.

Meg Handler is a social documentary photographer, photo editor, and curator with a focus on politics, media culture, and social justice.

She began her career in the early 90’s in New York City photographing ACT-UP and the reproductive rights movement. As a member of WHAM! (Women’s Health Action Mobilization) she documented several pro choice actions. Meg also made photographs of the anti-abortion organization, Operation Rescue. A cohort of independent photographers covered all this activity. After 30 years of their photographs rarely being seen, they were finally shown as part of the seminal 2017 exhibition , ”Whose Streets? Our Streets: New York City 1980-2000″, which Meg co-curated .

Meg is the former photo editor of The Village Voice. Following The Voice, Meg worked at U.S. News & World Report, Blender, New York Magazine, COLORS and Polaris Images. She has edited a number of books, including the monograph, Phil Stern: A Life’s Work. Other notable books, PAPARAZZI by Peter Howe, Cherry Hill: A Childhood Re-Imagined by Jona Frank and Reaganland by Rick Perlstein. In 2021, Meg left her 9-year post as the Editor at Large for Reading The Pictures. In 2022, Meg co-curated Postcards From Forever, a campaign dedicated to abortion rights, featuring both past and present photographs from several countries illustrating the ongoing global struggle for reproductive justice. Her early 90’s photographs of the abortion rights movement were recently published in The Washington Post. Meg lives in Chicago.

Evy Mages currently works as a photojournalist in Washington D.C. She has covered news and feature assignments for major news organizations for the past 20 years and her work has been published in newspapers and magazines around the world. She has been nominated for a pulitzer prize and won numerous awards, including New York Press Photographer of the Year.

Tara Todras-Whitehill is an award-winning photojournalist and visual storyteller. She’s passionate about helping global game-changers hone their media skills and create authentic content. She has run two visual storytelling agencies that help social impact organizations tell their stories for maximum impact and has developed and produced interactive content for UNICEF, IRC, and HRW, among other organizations. Also, in her current agency, she helps teams become better storytellers from the inside out through workshops and consulting.

Tara was also an Associated Press staff photographer based in the Middle East and continues to shoot for the New York Times and a number of other top-tier publications. Her accolades include a World Press Photo award for her coverage of Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone. She’s also the recipient of the James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting and has received grants to do projects on women’s reproductive rights from the European Journalism Centre and the International Women’s Media Foundation.
A link for the Zoom meeting will be emailed to the attendees prior to the start date. Please read the instructions included in the email. If you have additional questions please contact Kevin Weinstein or Janis McGavin at

One Session
Dates: Thursday, August 18, 12 pm PST, 2022
Admission:$10 Members: $20 Non-Members. Benefit. Please consider making an additional donation to We Are Jane.



This event will be held online, a virtual experience. Information on how to attend the event, complete with link and password, will be sent prior to the opening.

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Member rate - Benefit Event to Support Reproductive Justice (online)show details + $10.00 (USD)  
Non-Member rate - Benefit Event to Support Reproductive Justice (online)show details + $20.00 (USD)