- Freeport murder suspect Damon Dixson taken into custody in Rockford
- Local gas station employee arrested for selling liquor to minor
- Renewable Fuel Standard delay ‘a mixed blessing,’ Bustos says
- Rockford delegation presents inaugural ‘Rockford Award’ to Norwegian Air
- Education in Illinois making slow progress, according to report
- Illinois GOP Congressional delegation: Obama’s immigration plan undermines rule of law
- Suspect, 17, charged in Halloween hit-and-run in Roscoe
- Saint Anthony College of Nursing president to retire
- Man found guilty in deadly August 2013 crash at Mulford and Garrett Lane
- ‘The Price is Right Live!’ at Coronado March 1; tickets on sale Nov. 21
Gay rights activist to speak at April 17 Rockford College film screening
From press release
Saturday, April 17, Rockford College’s Gay/Straight Alliance will host a free screening of the award-winning film Milk in Maddox Theater on the Rockford College campus.
The evening also includes a speaker, reception, raffle drawings and surprise unveiling.
Donations and proceeds from the raffles will be given to REMEDIES, formerly known as WAVE (Women Against Violent Environments) in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Andy Thayer, a prominent Chicago gay rights and anti-war activist, will speak about his experiences as an activist preceding the reception and screening of the film. In November 2008, Thayer organized a protest in Chicago responding to the passage of Proposition 8, the California ballot measure banning same-sex marriage; Thayer was jailed for four days and fined $1,000.
Milk, starring Sean Penn, follows the adult life of the iconic Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to public office.
For more information about the event, contact Kayt Free, president of Rockford College’s Gay/Straight Alliance, at (815) 721-4187 or email@example.com.
From the April 14-20, 2010 issue