Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Community Screening of OUT IN THE SILENCE in Westfield, NY on Feb. 19

The public is invited to a screening of OUT IN THE SILENCE, a documentary film about the quest for fairness & equality for GLBT people in rural and small town America, on:

Friday, Feb. 19 at 7:00 PM at:

Patterson Public Library
40 S Portage St
Westfield, NY 14787

The screening will be followed by a community dialogue with local civic and faith leaders as well as some of the film's characters.

The film has been chosen for this presentation because of its respect for the viewpoints on all sides of the issues and its emphasis on helping communities find common ground.

Following the story of the small northwestern Pennsylvania town of Oil City confronting a firestorm of controversy ignited by a same-sex wedding announcement in the local newspaper, OUT IN THE SILENCE illustrates the challenges of being an outsider in a conservative rural community and the change that is possible when courageous people speak out and search for what they have in common rather than what sets them apart.

For more info about this event, contact Rev. Steve Aschmann at (814) 440-0902 or email revaschmann@uuerie.org.

Learn more about the film HERE.

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