On Thursday, December 7, 2023, the City of West Hollywood (Weho) hosts a film screening as well as a conversation with director Luchina Fisher for THE DADS. The short documentary, produced by Dwyane Wade will be screened from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at West Hollywood City Council Chambers. The film is part of the HUMAN RIGHTS SPEAKERS SERIES. See RSVP info below.
Weho HRSS The Dads
Special Guest Panelists: Director Luchina Fisher as well as The Dads cast. This includes Dennis Shepard, Stephen Chukumba, Frank Gonzales, Jose Trujillo, and Wayne Maines.
6:30pm – Doors Open
7:00pm – Welcome / Opening Remarks
7:10pm – The Dads Film Screening
7:20pm – Panel Discussion
8:00pm – Q&A
Validated parking will be available at the adjacent 5-story West Hollywood Park structure, limited to availability. Street parking may also be available. Rideshare is suggested.
Synopsis, The Dads
In this gentle meditation on fatherhood, brotherhood and manhood, five fathers of trans children join Dennis Shepard – the father of slain gay college student Matthew Shepard – for a weekend fishing trip in rural Oklahoma. As the men cast their lines into the river, they find common ground across racial, geographical and generational lines: their unconditional love for their children.
Partial List of Past Human Rights Speakers Series Programs
The City of West Hollywood has hosted over two dozen of these programs since the series began in 2000, typically three or four per year. Additionally, the City has collaborated with human rights organizations to host collateral educational programming throughout the year. It works primarily with organizations that focus on issues of human rights both nationally and internationally, including Doctors Without Borders, Amnesty International, the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Organization for Women, Death Penalty Focus, Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Campaign, Lambda Legal, Artists for a New South Africa, The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, the National Council of Jewish Women Los Angeles, the Burkle Center for International Relations at UCLA, The Williams Institute, Operation USA, Relief International, International Medical Corp, International Rescue Committee, Outright Action International, Alturi, Czech Pride, and the U.S. Department of State.
Free Admission. RSVP Requested: go.weho.org/hrss
What: HRSS: The Dads
Where: West Hollywood City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
When: Thursday, December 7, 2023, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
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