Special LGBTQ Pride Month film showing
Thursday, June 18, 7:30pm • Dinner 6:30pm
Screening of Out in the Night
Celebrate queer pride month by viewing a powerful new documentary about the New Jersey 4, the young black lesbians who were criminalized for defending themselves against a violent homophobic attack in New York City in 2006. The women were charged with "gang assault" and attempted murder. Portrayed in the media and by the prosecution as a "lesbian wolf pack," "killer lesbians," and gang members, all four were convicted and served prison time.
This award-winning, one-hour film follows what happened that night, the media smear campaign, the women's legal cases, and national defense efforts. It shows how justice was denied due to homophobia and race, gender and class bias. The inhumanity of the prison system is wrenchingly revealed. Open discussion will following the film viewing.
$3.00 - $5.00 door donation. Hearty dinner (with vegan options) served at 6:30pm for $8.50 donation. Call in advance to arrange childcare.
Comment on this item
|add/change an image on this page|
|post your own Wikli item|