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FIX IT:
Healthcare at the Tipping Point

Saturday, February 10, 2024 | 7:00pm

 

Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point is a powerful documentary film that reaches across the political and ideological divide to expand support for major healthcare reform. With more than forty voices advocating for reform: activists, health policy experts, economists, physicians, nurses, patients, business and labor leaders, this documentary takes an in-depth look into how our healthcare system is damaging our economy, suffocating our businesses, discouraging physicians and negatively impacting on the nation’s health, while remaining unaffordable for a third of our citizens.

A representative from the Single Payer Action Network (SPAN Ohio) will be on hand to talk about efforts aimed at healthcare reform and to answer questions after the film. The film is free and open to the public.  Hosted by West Shore’s Social Action Committee.

 

Healing Justice

Saturday, March 9, 2024 | 7:00pm

 

Healing Justice explores the causes and consequences of the current North American justice system and its effect on marginalized communities. The film walks back through the history of violence that has led to our current system, bringing into focus the histories of trauma – on a personal, interpersonal, community, and generational level. This powerful documentary addresses the school-to-prison pipeline, the need for comprehensive criminal justice reform, and the importance of healing and restorative practices. 

Following the film, please join us for refreshments and conversation. Hosted by West Shore’s Social Action Committee and Co-sponsored by West Shore’s Undoing Oppressions Task Force. The film is free and open to the public.

 

 

Dark Waters

Saturday, April 13, 2024 | 7:00pm

 

Dark Waters is a 2019 American legal thriller film directed by Todd Haynes and written by Mario Correa and Matthew Michael Carnahan. The story dramatizes Robert Bilott’s case against the chemical manufacturing corporation DuPont after they contaminated a town with unregulated chemicals.

It stars Mark Ruffalo as Bilott, along with Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, William Jackson Harper, and Bill Pullman.

Following the film, please join us for refreshments and conversation. The film is free and open to the public. Hosted by West Shore’s Social Action Committee.

1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted Culture

Saturday, May 11, 2024 | 7:00pm

 

1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted Culture is a feature documentary that follows the story of tireless researchers who trace the origins of the anti-gay movement among Christians to a grave mistranslation of the Bible in 1946.

It chronicles the discovery of never-before-seen archives at Yale University which unveil astonishing new revelations, and casts significant doubt on any biblical basis for LGBTQIA+ prejudice. Featuring commentary from prominent scholars as well as opposing pastors, including the personal stories of the film’s creators, 1946 is at once challenging, enlightening, and inspiring.  While other documentaries have been successful in their attempt to treat the symptom of homophobia in the church, 1946 is working to diagnose and treat the disease – Biblical Literalism.

Following the film, please join us for refreshments and conversation. The film is free and open to the public. Hosted by West Shore’s Social Action Committee and Co-sponsored by West Shore’s Queer & Allies Task Force.

 

Cured

Saturday, June 8, 2024 | 7:00pm

 

Cured takes viewers inside the campaign that led to a pivotal yet largely unknown moment in the struggle for LGBT equality: the American Psychiatric Association’s 1973 decision to remove homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses. Combining eyewitness testimony with newly unearthed archival footage, the film reveals how a small group of impassioned activists achieved this unexpected victory.

Following the film, please join us for refreshments and conversation. The film is free and open to the public. Hosted by West Shore’s Social Action Committee and Co-sponsored by West Shore’s Queer & Allies Task Force.