As the U.S. Supreme Court decides in 2016 whether individual states may essentially outlaw abortion (Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt), Trapped follows clinic workers and lawyers who are on the front lines of the battle to keep abortion safe and legal for millions.

By hosting a movie screening of Trapped, you are part of inspiring thousands of people to action. And it’s easy. Read over these tips, and email us at if you have comments or questions.

If you haven’t yet, add your event to the map.

Before your event:

  • Invite your friends and create a Facebook event to get the word out.
  • Sign up for the host call happening on Wednesday, April 27 at 5pm PT/6pm MT/7pm CT/8pm ET.
  • Make sure your copy of the DVD works. If you did NOT get the DVD or it’s not working, the streaming link will be available shortly (check back here for the link!).
  • If your event is public, check your host page regularly to see UltraViolet members who have signed up to attend. You can also email them through your host page. Note: You need a password to log in–this information is in the email you received when you signed up. If you need support, email us at
  • Call your guests and consider asking them to help with food, recruitment, or leading a group discussion.  

During your event:

  • Welcome your guests, make sure everyone signed in, and do introductions.
  • Watch the film.
  • Join the conversation happening on Twitter by using the hashtag #wewontgoback and/or #stopthesham and including @UltraViolet
  • Take a photo of your guests with the banner provided in your host package. You may want to step outside to get the best photo. Then post the photo on your social networks and email it to
  • Make time after the viewing to discuss what you saw and how you can take action. 

After your event:

Resources about the issue: