Civia Tamarkin is an award-winning investigative journalist, documentary filmmaker and former television news executive. She has produced independent and cable documentaries as well as developed programming content, models and strategies for cable, internet and digital global platforms. Tamarkin formerly was a CNN executive and Executive Producer of CNN’s Emmy Award weekly news magazine show “CNN & Time.” She produced investigative segments and series for ABC World News Tonight, half-hour specials for Nightline and contributed to ABC’s coverage of major news stories. Her investigative reporting led to one of the first exculpatory DNA exonerations in America as well as the exoneration of a death row inmate. She has contributed to numerous magazines and newspapers and reported stories in Central America, Africa, India and Southeast Asia, including the fall of Vietnam and its aftermath. Tamarkin has received a National News and Documentary Emmy, National Emmy nominations, National Headliner Awards, an Edward R. Murrow Award, and awards from The Society of Professional Journalists, the Overseas Press Club of America and the Chicago Headline Club.
“The Real-Life Handmaid’s Tale – Policing Our Bodies”
The reality of living in a post-Roe era is upon us. With Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court and 85 Trump appointees settled into lifetime seats on the federal bench, the ability to control one’s medical decisions increasingly is lost to the churches, legislatures and courts. What people are experiencing across the country are government imposed forced pregnancies and government sanctioned religious refusal of medical care. This workshop by the director and producer of the film Birthright: A War Story will discuss constitutional and human rights abuses such as the jailing of women suspected of endangering a fetus or ending a pregnancy, the denial of medical treatment that contradicts church teachings and the refusal of health care to patients whose sexual orientation or gender identity is objectionable to doctors, nurses, or pharmacists.