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Feminist Film Night: Remember & RISE: A Benefit for Dem. Black Caucus & Womxn March 2020
February 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$10
Celebrate Their Courage & the Hard-Won Right to Vote!
Come see Standing on Our Sisters’ Shoulders & Celebrate Black history Month with us.
This is a fundraiser for the DPO Black Caucus & the 2020 Womexn’s March on Portland.
About the movie:
In 1965, when three women walked into the US House of Representatives in Washington D.C., they had come a very long way. Neither lawyers nor politicians, they were ordinary women from Mississippi,and descendants of African slaves. They had come to their country’s capital seeking civil rights, the first black women to be allowed in the senate chambers in nearly 100 years. A missing chapter in our nation’s record of the Civil Rights movement, this powerful documentary reveals the movement in Mississippi in the 1950’s and 60’s from the point of view of the courageous women who lived it – and emerged as its grassroots leaders. Their living testimony offers a window into a unique moment when the founders’ promise of freedom and justice passed from rhetoric to reality for all Americans. Through moving interviews and powerful archival footage, STANDING ON MY SISTERS’ SHOULDERS weaves a story of commitment, passion and perseverance and tells the story of the women fought for change in Mississippi and altered the course of American history forever.
Doors open at 6:30 pm