Manchester celebrates International Women's Day
Members and staff from Doughty Street’s Manchester and London offices were delighted to welcome guests from a diverse range of practice areas to enjoy a private screening of the documentary film RBG at HOME cinema in Manchester earlier this week.
This very special screening, chronicling the professional and personal life of inspirational Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, was part of Chambers ongoing celebration of International Women’s Day.
The film was proceeded by an opening address from one of our Manchester based practitioners - Erim Mushtaq
Ginsburg spent a considerable part of her legal career as an advocate for the advancement of gender equality and women's rights, winning multiple victories arguing before the Supreme Court. She advocated as a volunteer lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union and was a member of its board of directors and one of its general counsels in the 1970s. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter appointed her to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, where she served until her appointment to the Supreme Court. Ginsburg has received attention in American popular culture for her fiery liberal dissents and refusal to step down; she has been dubbed the "Notorious R.B.G."
Guests had the opportunity to network and relax before and after the film over pizza and Prosecco and were treated to bespoke notebooks as a memento of the evening.
Chambers marks International Women’s Day each year with a series of events, London hosting an all day, sell-out smash event the previous Saturday.
HOME is a centre for international contemporary art, theatre and film in Manchester and was therefore the ideal venue for this year’s special event.