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Free Screening of Oliver Stone's 'History' Between The World Wars
Date Monday March 28
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo
300 E. Santa Inez
San Mateo, CA 94401
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorUnitarian Universalists of San Mateo
For our March event, Peace Action of San Mateo County will return to Oliver Stone's "Untold History of the United States" in a showing of one of the prologue segments Stone produced following the original 10 episodes originally on the Showtime network.

The "B" supplemental chapter just might foretell the future. It covers the period from 1918 to the WWII period, when there was a real debate in our country between the populist, left, right and even fascist movements both worldwide and at home. The immigration issues, with screaming about "dangerous" eastern and southern Europeans, should raise some eyebrows. The flaunting of social conventions of the times also mirror our nation today to a remarkable degree. Social questioning from the sexual awakening to prohibition also have much in common with the drug, incarceration and anti-abortion movements we see today.

With such striking parallels, the question looms: are we doomed to repeat those times? Stop by the Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo on Monday, March 28 (the day after Easter) to check out this unique production, and see what your fellow progressives think. A discussion will follow the screening.

The address is 300 E. Santa Inez Avenue in San Mateo, at our usual time of 7 PM. Admission is free, contributions are welcome, and snacks and beverages will be available. The UUSM is wheelchair accessible.

We hope to see you there!

Free, contributions accepted.
Added to the calendar on Friday Mar 18th, 2016 3:20 AM

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