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The Lavender Scare
November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Monthly LGBT Film/Video Series Presents…
THIS SCREENING IS FREE FOR UWM STUDENTS AND UNION CINEMA MEMBERS!
$5 General Admission
With the United States gripped in the panic of the 1950s Cold War, President Dwight D. Eisenhower deems homosexuals to be “security risks” and vows to rid the federal government of all employees discovered to be gay or lesbian. Tens of thousands lose their jobs. But the mass firings have an unintended effect: they stir outrage in the gay and lesbian community and thrust an unlikely hero into the forefront of the LGBTQ rights movement. In addition to illuminating a little-known chapter of American history, the documentary _The Lavender Scare_ is a timely reminder of the value of vigilance and social action when civil liberties are under attack.
Co-sponsored by the Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival
(Josh Howard, USA, English, 77min, DCP, 2017)