The Times of Harvey Milk

Department: Gender and Sexuality Studies

Date and Time: January 17, 2019 | 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Event Location: OC & SEAA Center (Near Gateway Library, Lower Level)

Event Details

Welcome to Winter quarter and happy new year! Please join us on Thursday, January 17 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM for a film screening and discussion.

The Times of Harvey Milk

Directed by Rob Epstein, 1984, 89 mins, English
Discussion Moderator: Professor Jeanne Scheper, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Film Synopsis
A true twentieth-century trailblazer, Harvey Milk was an outspoken human rights activist and one of the first openly gay U.S. politicians elected to public office; even after his assassination in 1978, he continues to inspire disenfranchised people around the world.

The Academy Award-winning THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK, directed by Robert Epstein and produced by Richard Schmiechen, was as groundbreaking as its subject. One of the first feature documentaries to address gay life in America, it's a work of advocacy itself, bringing Milk's message of hope and equality to a wider audience.


The OC & SEAA Center Film Series

The OC & SEAA Film Series is a monthly event inviting community members to come together to view films and documentaries related to issues of power and inequality, struggles and triumphs in cultural representation, and social justice, curated by librarians and partners on campus. Each viewing will be followed by a dynamic discussion with the film curators, faculty experts, student leaders, or community activists, creating a safe space for attendees to engage with various viewpoints, share thoughts, and hear the experts’ perspectives. The series aims to raise awareness of diversity issues on campus and beyond, and to use film as a platform for dialogue, education and productive inquiry and action.

Screenings for the OC & SEAA Film Series will take place on the third Thursday of every month from 5 – 7 p.m. in the OC & SEAA Reading Room (Libraries Gateway Study Center, ground floor facing Aldrich Park). The screenings are free and open to all, but space is limited; light refreshments will be provided.

Curator’s Note:
The 2019 selection of films reflects the OC & SEAA’s Fall 2018 student-curated exhibit, “Strategies for Mobilization in Orange County,” which highlights materials from our Special Collections and Archives. The documents, artifacts, and images in this exhibit reveal the versatile ways that communities have pushed for social change.
This film series is co-sponsored by the UCI Libraries Diversity Team, Department of Asian American Studies, the Southeast Asian Student Association, AAPI Women in Leadership, and the Cross-Cultural Center.
For more information, please contact Thuy Vo Dang,

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