The Social Action Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua and the Pride Alliance from SUNY Fredonia will co-sponsor a showing of "Out in the Silence" a video focused on achieving fairness and equity of treatment of GLBT populations in rural and small town America. It will be held on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in room 105 of the Fenton building on the campus of SUNY Fredonia.
A discussion and refreshments will follow the presentation. The public is invited to attend.
"Out in the Silence" tells the story of a handful of rural residents struggling for inclusion amidst vehement anti-gay sentiment. The story unfolds when filmmaker Joe Wilson's same-sex marriage announcement is published in the newspaper in the small Pennsylvania hometown he left long ago. Years later, drawn back to the area by a plea for help from the mother of a gay teen being tormented at the school, Wilson's journey dramatically illustrates the challenges of being an outsider in a conservative environment and the potential for building bridges across differences in religion, faith and values when people approach each other with openness and respect.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua holds worship services at the Fredonia Grange Hall at 11 a.m. each Sunday, from September through June.
For further information about the congregation please visit www.uucnc.org or facebook.com/uucnc, or contact the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 679-7944.
Pride Alliance can be contacted through the Center for Multicultural Affairs at SUNY, Fredonia at 673-3398.