[act-ma] 5/22 Tonight: Documentary Screening - "Bastards of the Party"

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Tue May 22 13:04:37 PDT 2007

from leftistlounge at lists.riseup.net

Documentary Screening of "Bastards of the Party"

When:  TODAY! Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Where: Community Church of Boston @ 565 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02119
Time:  6:30pm: Baked goods and refreshments for purchase
        7:00pm: Screening begins; optional discussion

Cost:  $3-10 sliding scale, additional donations are encouraged! 
T-shirts will also be for sale.

Synopsis: Director Cle "Bone" Sloan, long time member of the Bloods, 
documents how gangs first appeared in Los Angeles in the late 1940s, 
when blacks started to move from the south into the predominantly white 
Los Angeles area. BASTARDS OF THE PARTY traces the timeline from that 
"great migration" to the rise and demise of both the Black Panther Party 
and the US Organization in the mid- 1960s, to the infiltration of guns 
and crack into the community, to the formation of what is currently the 
culture of gangs in Los Angeles and around the world. The film also 
chronicles the role of the Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI in 
the evolution of gang culture.

Please forward widely to anyone who may be interested.

ALL PROCEEDS of the event will go towards sending R&S to the SisterSong 
Reproductive Justice Conference in Chicago May 30th -June 3rd PLEASE 
come out and see this important film and HELP US RAISE MONEY FOR FOOD 

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