Just Films - Belly of the Beast

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Coolidge Hall, Room 134

"Belly of the Beast" has been RESCHEDULED for Wednesday, April 13, 2022.

• 5:30PM Outdoor Reception - on the Old Quad, open to everyone
• 6:30PM Film Screening - followed by Panel Discussion with Q&A
• This event is free and open to the public.

Sonya Borrero - Center for Women’s Health Research and Innovation
Avis Lee - Let’s Get Free: The Women and Trans Prisoner Defense Committee

Film Synopsis:
When a courageous young woman and a radical lawyer discover a pattern of illegal sterilizations in California’s women’s prisons, they wage a near-impossible battle against the Department of Corrections. With a growing team of investigators inside prison working with colleagues on the outside, they uncover a series of statewide crimes - from inadequate health care to sexual assault to coercive sterilizations - primarily targeting women of color.

This shocking legal drama captured over 7-years features extraordinary access and intimate accounts from currently and formerly incarcerated people, demanding attention to a shameful and ongoing legacy of eugenics and reproductive injustice in the United States.


Fee : Free

Registration has closed. Please contact Melody Harris at m.harris@chatham.edu for additional information.


Coolidge Hall, Room 134


Campus Map

Parking is free in the Library Parking Lot which you can only enter off of Murray Hill Avenue (not to be confused with Murray Avenue).

Murray Hill Avenue can be reached from both Wilkins and Fifth Avenue and is a cobblestone street. From Fifth Ave, it is located between Maryland Ave and S. Negley Ave. From Wilkins, it is located between Murray Ave and S. Negley Ave.

Contact Information

Melody Harris