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Discussion of The Trial of the Chicago 7 with Don Rose Presented by the Village Men’s Group

Wednesday, February 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Free

Members & guests–free. You are encouraged to watch the film before the discussion (available exclusively on Netflix). To RSVP, please scroll down. The day before the discussion, registered attendees will receive a confirmation email with details to join via Zoom.

This month Village members are invited to join the Men’s Group for a discussion of the film The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020). During the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, there were massive demonstrations against the Vietnam War, which was reaching its peak. When a curfew was finally instated, this led to even further protests, eventually leading to a police riot.

The film is based on the infamous 1969 trial of seven defendants (Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Bobby Seale, John Froines, Tom Hayden, Lee Weiner, and David Dellinger) who were charged by the federal government with conspiracy and more, arising from the counterculture protests. The trial transfixed the nation and sparked a conversation about mayhem intended to undermine the U.S. government. Village member Don Rose, who was there when the events happened in 1968, will lead the discussion.

This event is hosted by the Village Men’s Group, but it is opened to all men, women, and guests of the Village.

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Date:
Wednesday, February 10
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
Free

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Chicago, IL United States
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