OUT: The Making
of a Revolutionary
A film about Laura Whitehorn and other political prisoners
Planting a bomb in the U.S. Capitol Building in 1983 was the culmination of a lifetime of radical protest for Laura Whitehorn, and 14 years in federal penitentiary have only solidified her stance as a committed American revolutionary. Growing up in a socialist-leaning Jewish household, witnessing McCarthyism and the Rosenberg trials, and coming of age alongside the Vietnam protest movement, Laura Whitehorn is a woman too outraged at injustice to be afraid. Through interviews and archival footage, we not only learn of her achievements (including founding Boston's first women's center), but also her struggles as an out lesbian in a predominantly homophobic revolutionary anti-capitalist movement. More than simply a life and times story, OUT: The Making of a Revolutionary is a powerful indictment against the incarceration system, where still today over 100 political prisoners remain imprisoned for speaking out against the U.S. Government.
And a presentation
by Rita "Bo" Brown
Bo Brown is a former political prisoner, former urban guerrilla, and longtime advocate for prisoners. She will show the film "OUT", a documentary about Laura Whitehorn and other political prisoners, and share with us her own experiences as a women political prisoner. Also be sure to catch Bo at the 150 Columbia Room at the University of Oregon at 7pm on Sunday, July 14 for the Bastille Day forum on "Political Prisoners, State Repression , and the necessity of Revolutionary Resistance to Patriarchy, Capitalism, and the State" where she will be speaking along with Chris Plummer, who's also a former political prisoner and former urban guerrilla and a longtime advocate for prisoners.
The film will beshown at Cosmic Pizza (located at 1433 Willamette) at 8:00 pm, on Monday, July 15. Be there!
This event is free, though we are going to hit you up for cash. Any proceeds we make from this event will go to help people in prison. And you may want to bring some extra cash to buy pizza, soda, or beer (the bar will be open).