Date(s) - 10/24/2019
10:00 pm - 12:00 am
Categories LGBT New Jersey events
The Lavender Scare with Josh Howard at Andcowork in Jersey City
In the 1950s, with Cold War panic gripping the nation, President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared homosexuals a “security risk” and vowed to rid the federal government of all homosexual employees. Over the next four decades, tens of thousands of government workers lost their jobs for no reason other than suspicion of being gay or lesbian. But the mass firings had an unintended effect: they stirred outrage in the gay and lesbian community, helped ignite the LGBTQ rights movement, and thrust an unlikely hero into the spotlight.
A special FREE screening of The Lavender Scare, a touching documentary that reveals this hidden history, followed by a conversation with producer and director Josh Howard and community host Carlos Abreu. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided courtesy of JC Pride.
Head across the street with us after the screening for drink specials at Pint!
Proudly presented by Jersey City Free Public Library, Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival and Andcowork in honor of LGBTQ History Month.