Social Justice Film Series: "Out of the Past"

October 18, 2019
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm


  • Lounge
Lee McNair

Join us for our monthly potluck, film, and talk! All are welcome. Please bring a vegan/vegetarian dish to share as you are able, or make a small donation. Potluck starts at 6:30 pm, and film starts at 7 pm. A talk-back discussion will follow the film. Questions? Please contact Lee McNair at

In honor of National LGBT History Month, the October film will be "Out of the Past:the Struggle for Gay & Lesbian Rights in America". The film will be followed by a facilitated conversation led by Cedar Laner Candice Haaga, who is a major LGBTQ+ advocate and an official liaison to the MCPS middle and high school GSA groups.

Film Summary: In 1995, Kelli Peterson started a gay and straight club at her Salt Lake City high school. The story of her ensuing battle with school authorities is interspersed with looks back at a number of often unfamiliar LGBT pioneers in our history who paved the way for civil rights progress over time. One person comments, "To create a place for ourselves in the present, we have to find ourselves in the past."