Tonight marks the global release of the hour-long human rights documentary “Freedom for Birth” and Cité des Arts will join more than 1,000 other venues all over the world in screening the film.
"Freedom for Birth" takes an in-depth look at how women in countries all over the world are being denied the most basic of human rights toward how they choose to give birth and what they can do with their own bodies.
The film also looks at the adversity and civil rights abuse that women have encountered including women being ordered by a judge to succumb to surgery, threatened with having their babies taken away by child welfare services, and even being jailed as one Hungarian midwife discovered after helping another woman achieve a natural birth.
Cité des Arts will hold its free screening of “Freedom of Birth” tonight at 6:30 p.m. For more information on “Freedom of Birth” click here.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.