STOPPING HATE @ ITS ROOTS
Screening of PUZZLES followed by discussion with leaders in the LGBT movement
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 | 6:30PM
Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College
69th Street between Lexington and Park Avenues, New York City
Free & open to the public
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As civil rights for LGBT and other minority groups are won violent backlashes have been known to increase. Today LGBT people are far more likely than any other minority group in the United States to be victimized by violent hate crimes.
PUZZLES: When Hate Came to Town tells the story of a hate crime in a gay bar when a teenager entered and brutally attacked its patrons. As a result two different worlds collide, a homophobic hate crime offender and his victims. PUZZLES explores the correlation between American economic desperation, homophobia, intolerance, and, ultimately, violence.
PUZZLES is a deeply human exploration of the roots of hate violence and how a horrendous crime becomes a catalyst for a community to reach out for greater understanding and connection.
Barbara Abrash NYU
Open discussion to follow the screening with Rebecca Wisotsky, Executive Coordinator at Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, Shelby Chestnut, Co-Director of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy at the New York City Anti-Violence Project, Allison Steinberg, Hunter Graduate and Communications Director of the Empire State Pride Agenda, filmmakers Tami Gold and David Pavlosky, and audience.