Let's get together for dinner and a movie! Our post-election get-together for all of us who ran the North Shore for Mary Burke GOTV effort is happening! We'll eat, drink and watch the movie 1971 with discussion to follow (led by Athan Theoharis, past president of the Wisconsin ACLU board).
In case you're curious about the film, it won the Best Documentary at the 2014 Tirbeca Film Festival:
On March 8th, 1971, eight ordinary citizens broke into an FBI office in Media, PA. Calling themselves the Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI, they removed every file in the office. Mailed anonymously, the stolen documents started to show up in newsrooms. The heist yielded a trove of damning evidence. The most significant revelation was COINTELPRO, a controversial, secret, illegal surveillance program overseen by lifelong Bureau director J. Edgar Hoover. Despite one of the largest investigations ever conducted, the FBI was unable to catch the burglars. Those responsible have never revealed their identities. Until now. For the first time the burglars have decided to speak about their actions. 1971 is their story, examining the consequences and implications of their actions - then and now.
By the end of the evening, we will leave rejuvenated and ready for whatever comes next!
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