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|Free documentary film screening in Piedmont: 'Ask Not'|
|Date||Wednesday October 14|
|Time||7:00 AM - 8:00 AM|
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301 Wildwood Ave
Piedmont, CA 94611
|julie [at] diversityfilmseries.org|
The film exposes the tangled political battles that led to the discriminatory law and examines the societal shifts that have occurred since its passage in 1993. Current and veteran gay soldiers reveal how "don't ask, don't tell" affects them during their tours of duty, as they struggle to maintain a double life, uncertain of whom they can trust. The film also explores how gay veterans and youth organizers are turning to forms of personal activism to overturn the policy. From a national speaking tour of conservative universities to protests at military recruitment offices, these public events question how the U.S. military can claim to represent democracy and freedom while denying one segment of the population the right to serve.
For more information, contact Julie Chang: julie [at] diversityfilmseries.org or 510 835-9227
Co-sponsored by Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee, the Piedmont League of Women Voters, DiversityWorks, and co-presented by Piedmont Adult Education.