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Fridays @ One - Edith Windsor: An Unlikely Activist

Fridays @ One - Edith Windsor: An Unlikely Activist

Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College
General Public 

Throughout the school year, the Institute for Retired Professionals (IRP) presents lectures on timely topics for their members, the New School community, and the general public.  

From private citizen to documentary film star to Supreme Court petitioner who overturned the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Edith (Edie) Windsor became a gay rights and feminist icon in her ninth decade.  We view the informative and poignant documentary, Edie and Thea: A Very Long Engagement, about her life with Thea Spyer, her partner of almost 50 years.

The screening is followed by a conversation between Edie and her attorney, Roberta Kaplan, as they trace their odyssey through the court system, resulting in United States v. Windsor, the 2013 landmark decision that struck down DOMA.

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