The 8th annual Women’s Resource Fair Evanston will be held Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21. at the Unitarian Church, 1330 Ridge Ave.

The $10, two-day admission will benefit Gilda’s Club Chicago, a free support community for men, women, and children whose lives have been touched by cancer.

Admission includes access to more than 50 vendors, 40 workshops, bodywork and movement demonstrations, a movie screening, and drawings for raffle prizes –including an I-GO car sharing membership and holiday getaways.

Themes include Retreats & Renewal, Health & Wellness; Holistic Products; Organic Foods and Nutrition; Healthy Home and Environment; Coaching and Counseling; Bodywork and Movement, and Business, Education and Empowerment.

More information is available online.

On Friday at 4:15 p.m., the fair will feature a screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary, “In the Family,” by Chicago filmmaker Joanna Rudnick.

At age 27 Rudnick learns that she carries the BRCA mutation, which predisposes her to ovarian and breast cancer. Inthis journey of awareness, discovery, and decision-making she reaches out to other women, while facing her own deepest fears. This event is a collaboration with P.O.V., PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series. Space is limited, and the event is being sponsored by Lotus Blossom Consulting.

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  1. “In the Family”
    If anyone has a chance to view this documentary at the resource fair, it’s another in a long line of fantastic films from Kartemquin (Hoop Dreams, At Death House Door– and a documentary about Dr. Jack Kessler at Northwestern University– Terra Incognita)

    http://www.kartemquin.com/films/in-the-family

    Super, highly recommended.

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