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|LaborFest film: "Anne Braden: Southern Patriot (1924-2006)"|
|Date||Monday July 09|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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San Jose Peace and Justice Center
48 South 7th Street
San Jose, CA 95112
"Anne Braden: Southern Patriot (1924-2006)" is a first person feature documentary completed May 1, 2012. Braden rejected her segregationist, privileged past to become one of the civil rights movement’s staunchest white allies. In 1954 she was charged with sedition by McCarthy-style politicians who played on fears of communism to preserve southern segregation. In 1963 she became one of only five white southerners whose contributions to the movement were commended by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in his famed “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” A relentless labor and political organizer, she fought for transformation and liberation throughout her life.
The film was directed and produced by Anne Lewis and Mimi Pickering. Anne Lewis will lead discussion after the film.