8 with Academy Award Winner Dustin Lance Black

8 copy2Southern Rep Theatre and Forum For Equality presents American Foundation for Equal Rights and Broadway Impact’s
8
a staged reading (featuring a local cast) based on California’s Prop 8 courtroom testimony, journalist records and media interviews
by Dustin Lance Black
2009 Academy Award winning screenwriter of “Milk”

ONE NIGHT ONLY – Sunday, April 21st

Civic Theatre
510 O’Keefe Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Doors Open 6:00pm; Curtain 7:00pm
Talkback with Dustin Lance Black following the show
Purchase tickets here
Tickets range from $15-100

Cocktail Reception with Dustin Lance Black 5:00-6:30 – $100 includes
reserved orchestra section seating tickets
benefiting HRC, NO/AIDS, PFLAG, Project Lazarus and Forum For Equality.

MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER TO ATTEND

Thank you to all of our Sponsors:

$5,000: Wells Fargo – Larry Best & Kory Chatelain
$2,500: Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr & Smith APLC
Mike Hollis & Marty Brantley
$500: Xavier J. Angel, ChFC, CLTC – Baker Donelson Law Firm –
Lee Adler – Dr. Marc Behar – Derrin Bergeron – Dr. Jody Gates & Marilyn McConnell
Cathy Fournier – John Hill & John Weimer – Henry Lambert & Carey Bond
Jonathan Wallick & Marjorie Esman, In Memory of Dr. Mollie M. Wallick

How often do you get to meet an Academy Award winner?

Dustin Lance Black won the 2009 Oscar for original screenplay for “Milk,” and wrote “J. Edgar.” Black founded Americans for Equal Rights, the organization that funded the challenge to Prop 8. Black is coming to both a pre-show reception and a 7 PM staged reading of “8” by some of New Orleans’ best actors, after which Black will do a Q&A session. It is a gripping, 90-minute drama. This a one-night-only, really interesting event. The reception is a fundraiser for several New Orleans equal rights groups, including the Forum for Equality, the Human Rights Campaign, NOAIDS, Project Lazarus and Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.

Everyone who believes in equal rights will find it very educational to learn what went on in the courtroom, including testimony on the history of marriage, the human cost of discrimination and Prop 8’s proponents’ justification for discrimination.
You can make a difference.

Want to be impressed? Go to www.dustinlanceblack.com, scroll down just a bit, and play the video of Dustin Lance Black’s speech to the Human Rights Campaign dinner last June.

Purchase tickets here

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About Forum For Equality

The Forum For Equality is a statewide human rights organization dedicated to the establishment of a society free from discrimination and to the support of good government. We believe that the fastest and most efficient way to achieve these goals is to educate our communities and to constructively participate in the political process.
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