Celebrate Harvey Milk Day!

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Knox County Young DemocratsKnox Dems, and Tennessee Equality Project invite you to Harvey Milk Day 2015. We will be screening the film "Milk" starring Academy Award winner Sean Penn. After the film, we will have a discussion on Harvey's life and message. Join us in celebrating Harvey and his legacy on his birthday!

When:  This Friday, May 22 at 6 pm (Film starts at 6:30 pm)

Where:  CWA Union Hall, located at 1415 Elm Street, Knoxville, TN  37921

ABOUT HARVEY MILK

Harvey Milk was a visionary civil and human rights leader who became one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. His remarkable career was tragically cut short when he was assassinated nearly a year after taking office.

A committed Democrat, Harvey believed that government should represent individuals, not just business interests, and should insure equality for all citizens while providing needed services. He served a broad neighborhood constituency, not just LGBT people. His ambitious reform agenda included protecting gay rights—he sponsored an important anti-discrimination bill—as well as establishing day care centers for working mothers, the conversion of military facilities in the city to low-cost housing, reform of the tax code to attract industry to deserted warehouses and factories, and a citizens' police oversight board. He was a powerful advocate for strong, safe neighborhoods, and pressured the mayor’s administration to improve services for the Castro, including library services and community policing.

Harvey also spoke out on state and national issues of interest to LGBT people, women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other marginalized communities. He pioneered the building of coalitions between diverse groups.

Harvey was a pioneer of the 20th century. We can make Harvey live forever by continuing to advance his message.

WHEN
May 22, 2015 at 6pm - 9pm
WHERE
CWA Union Hall
1415 Elm St
Knoxville, TN 37921
United States
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CONTACT
Cameron Brooks · · 865-387-4408
32 RSVPS
Terry Morgan June Heath Jones Alexander Shaw Nancy Mott Mariah Franklin Jessee Bundy George Shields André Canty Cameron Brooks Tina McMillan Madison Lawson /S/ Berrier Shannon Webb Cassie Watters Joe Sumter Gary Elgin Gloria Johnson Mark Mohundro Linda Haney Robbie Arrington Alan Pacek Loida C. Velazquez Beth Catherine Borromeo Isaac Sherman Jordan Frye Tony Webb Jimmy Edge Evelyn Gill Mary Wilson Larry Hill

Who's RSVPing

Terry Morgan
June Heath Jones
Alexander Shaw
Nancy Mott
Mariah Franklin
Jessee Bundy
George Shields
André Canty
Cameron Brooks
Tina McMillan
Madison Lawson
/S/ Berrier
Shannon Webb
Cassie Watters
Joe Sumter
Gary Elgin
Gloria Johnson
Mark Mohundro
Linda Haney
Robbie Arrington
Alan Pacek
Loida C. Velazquez
Beth Catherine Borromeo
Isaac Sherman
Jordan Frye
Tony Webb
Jimmy Edge
Evelyn Gill
Mary Wilson
Larry Hill

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