ACTION: Call a friend, neighbor or family member and schedule a double (or triple) date for tomorrow (Sunday 2/19)! Attend the screening of "Now is the Time: Healthcare for Everyone" at CCPL Westminster 3p-5p and then dance the night away at PFLAG Carroll County's Valentines Dance from 5p-9p or attend the screening of the documentary "13th" at the Carroll Arts Center.
BACKGROUND INFO: The Carroll County Chapter of Healthcare is a Human Right will be hosting a screening of "Now is the Time: Healthcare for Everyone". This film takes a hard look at our healthcare system and what it would take to make universal healthcare possible in the US.
Every year PFLAG Carroll County hosts a family friendly Valentine's Day Dance at St Paul's UCC Westminster. The event is for anyone in the LGBTQ community, as well as straight allies.The cost of admission is a non-expired canned food item which will be donated after the event.
Ava DuVernay’s award winning documentary “13th” refers to the 13th amendment to the constitution that banned slavery but left a loophole permitting the use of involuntary servitude to be used as a punishment for crime. In the aftermath of the Civil War, this clause was exploited allowing the incarceration of African-Americans for minor crimes. Using archival footage and testimony from an array of activists, historians, politicians and formerly incarcerated men and women, DuVernay shows the progression of the abuse of this clause in the 13th amendment since the end of the Civil War until today.