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New Meetup: Screening of Stanley Kramer's film Inherit the Wind followed by panel discussion

From: Shane
Sent on: Friday, November 12, 2010 1:18 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Sacramento Area Skeptics!

What: Screening of Stanley Kramer's film Inherit the Wind followed by panel discussion

When: Friday, November 12,[masked]:00 PM

Where: UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720

The month of November 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of the screening of the award-winning Stanley Kramer film Inherit the Wind, and BAS and NCSE are proud to present a free showing of this timeless movie to commemorate the occasion. The showing will be followed by a panel discussion featuring NCSE?s Eugenie C. Scott and Josh Rosenau, both officers of BAS.

Inherit the Wind is a Rorschach test: the authors intended it as a not-too-thinly-veiled commentary on the repression of freedom of thought of the McCarthy era and its accompanying Communist witch-hunts and Hollywood blacklists. Yet to many, it primarily represents the Scopes trial ? even though the differences between the movie and that historic event over the banning of the teaching of evolution are more numerous than the similarities. Join us for a viewing and a discussion: How does Inherit the Wind resonate with issues today such as the teaching of evolution and freedom of thought?

Date: Friday, November 12, 2010
Time: 7:00 PM ? 10:00 PM
Where: Tan Hall 775 (top floor, the McCollum room) on the UC Berkeley campus
We?ll provide the popcorn! Bring your own (non-alcoholic) drinks.

Tan Hall on the UC Berkeley campus is located in the C5 quadrant on this map: across from the Hearst Mining Circle. It is about a 9/10th mile walk from Berkeley BART. Parking is available on Gayley Road, and also on campus after 6:00 PM. Go to the top floor and follow the (free) popcorn smells!

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