Café Con | For Rosa


Join us for a private virtual screening of the short film For Rosa 

Directed & Written by Kathryn Boyd-Batstone; Executive Producer, Chuey Martinez;
Produced by Sabrina Ehlert and Ashley Flores; Starring Melinna Bobadilla


When: Thursday, Sept 3 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Where: Virtual | Cost: Free| Seat are limited, register now!

For more information, contact: Heidy Rodriguez |RSVP to receive a secure link to the event

Join us for an exclusive screening of the USC thesis film FOR ROSA, followed by a thought-provoking discussion with filmmaker Kathryn Boyd-Batstone, actor Melinna Bobadilla, ELAWC’s Co-founder Connie Desisto, LCSW  

Inspired by the Madrigal Ten, a landmark case in reproductive justice, FOR ROSA follows the story of Eva, a young Latina mother sterilized without her consent at Women's and Children's Hospital at LAC + USC. The film depicts a dark moment in the late ’60s and early ‘70s when poor, pregnant, immigrant women were often coerced into tubal ligations after giving birth.  Despite their pain and shame, a small group of Latinas bravely stepped forward to hold the doctors, hospital, and state accountable in a groundbreaking lawsuit that led to significant policy changes to protect future generations. 


About Café Con:  

Created to engage community members who are looking to make a difference in their community by becoming involved with the East Los Angeles Women’s Center and becoming Embajadors de Paz.  Café Con is a series of intimate discussions around art, music + film designed to open hearts and shift the narrative. If you, or someone you know, want to learn how to support our mission to ensure all women, girls, and their families live in a place of safety … please join us! 



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