Friday November 4, 6:30–9:00pm: we will have a screening of 9500 Liberty, a panel discussion, and a reception. This screening will be at the auditorium of the AFL-CIO Building, 1106 Lavaca. This is a free event (donations welcome). Sandwiches and dessert provided. Free parking available. (#9500Lib)
Screening – This acclaimed film, 9500 Liberty, is about the vitriolic passage and partial repeal of an Arizona (SB 1070)-like law in Prince William County, VA. Recognizing that the impact of this law was damaging to both the white and non-white residents alike, both communities realized they had to join together and make their voices heard in order to change this community-splitting law. Their use of social media is particularly noteworthy.
Panel – Annabel Park will open with the story of the genesis of the film (it started as a series of YouTube clips popularized on facebook) and how this led to the founding of Coffee Party USA. Annabel and Austin community organizers will form a panel to discuss the film and the impact of social media in their own activism. The panel will take questions that will expose the audience to diverse perspectives.
Reception – The reception offers audience members a chance to meet and engage in discussion directly with Annabel Park. Dessert and coffee will be served.