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USM presents: In the Time of the Butterflies
July 3, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
USM presents “In the Time of the Butterflies” Gainesville Event
In honor of the Dominican Republic’s revolutionary 14th of June Movement, the Uhuru Solidarity Movement will present a screening of “In the Time of the Butterflies.” The film portrays the participation in the 14th of June Movement by the Mirabel sisters, three women who were murdered while struggling to help overthrow the U.S. backed anti-African dictator Rafael Trujillo. We will discuss how the struggle of colonized women for liberation differs from the issues faced by white women living on the pedestal of colonialism, and the responsibility of white women to join the anti-colonial movement and to fight for reparations to African people. All are welcome and invited to attend!
We will open the event with a short video presentation by Chairwoman Penny Hess of the African People’s Solidarity Committee, “To fight oppression of women, stand in solidarity with African Liberation!”
Tickets purchased enter you in a raffle for a 60 minute massage by LMT Jacqueline Michelle Bivens and, to celebrate the birthday of revolutionary Che Guevara, an authentic Cuban Che poster.
Snacks and drinks will be provided.
**This is a re-scheduling of the previous event in June.