Park City Film Series to Host Women’s Panel in Conjunction with RBG Screening
The Park City Film Series will be showing RBG the weekend of June 8-10. RBG was a hit at Sundance, especially with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attending the festival. The film is an inspiring look at her life, covering her marriage, her health, her family and, of course, her astonishing legal career. To further discuss this legacy, we're hosting a panel after Sunday's screening moderated by KPCW's Leslie Thatcher, with women who have equally incredible stories. We wanted this panel to represent different points of Justice Ginsburg's career, so we have an ACLU attorney, a law school professor, and a Utah Supreme Court Justice.
Justice Paige Peterson is the second woman on the Utah Supreme Court. Before she became a justice, she practiced civil litigation in New York, and later she was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn, where she handled cases involving organized crime and international narcotics trafficking. She has also prosecuted war crimes in the Netherlands, where she was a member of the trial team who prosecuted the former Serbian Chief of Police for ethnic cleansing and mass murder in Kosovo. After that she came back to Salt Lake City and prosecuted violent crimes for three years, before she took the bench in December 2017.
University of Utah Law School Professor Erika George earned her bachelor's degree at the University of Chicago, and her J.D. at Harvard Law School. She also has a masters in International Relations from University of Chicago. She has worked with Human Rights Watch on investigations in South Africa on women's rights, children's rights, violence, and right to education, and abuses related to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. She currently teaches Constitutional Law, International Human Rights Law, International Environmental Law, and Civil Procedure.
Marina Lowe is currently the Utah Legislative and Policy Council at ACLU of Utah. Prior to that, Marina was an associate at an international law firm in San Francisco, where she concentrated on commercial litigation, as well as intellectual property counseling and litigation. She represented many clients pro bono, including a refugee from the Congo. She also worked with local high school students to create awareness of the law, develop their public speaking skills, and improve writing skills for students for whom English wasn't their first language.
The Park City Film Series is working with ACLU of Utah partly because of Justice Ginsburg's connection to the ACLU. She co-founded the Women's Rights Project at the ACLU, she was their General Council, and she was on the Board of Directors. ACLU of Utah will be at each screening with information on what they do.
To learn more about the RBG screening and the panel discussion, visit parkcityfilmseries.com.