Hamline Events

Call Me Kuchu Documentary

Date: April 30, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Cost: Free
Contact: John Medeiros jmedeiros01@hamline.edu
Location: Sundin Music Hall
Sponsor: Stonewall Alliance
Description: Stonewall Alliance (the LBGT law student group at Hamline) invites you to attend a free screening of the award-winning documentary, "Call Me Kuchu." The film profiles several LGBTI activists in Uganda, a country that recently passed a draconian Anti-Homosexuality Law. We hope you can make it! This promises to be a transformative event for the Hamline community and beyond. Call Me Kuchu: Film & Conversation Wed. April 30 - 7:30 pm - Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University. Call Me Kuchu is an award-winning 2012 documentary that profiles several Ugandan LBGTI activists, including David Kato, whose murder in 2011 received international attention. John “Long Jones” Wambere is another activist profiled in the film, and he will be at this screening to participate in a Q & A afterwards. The Anti-Homosexuality Act recently signed into law punishes homosexuality with up to life imprisonment and makes any efforts to support the LGBTI community illegal and punishable by up to seven years in prison. Worse, the law, and its accompanying public fervor, has roots in American fundamentalist Christianity. Call Me Kuchu puts faces and lives, courage and dignity at the heart of the unfolding crisis in Uganda. Please join us! This screening is free and open to the public. We will be asking for donations to support the humanitarian and advocacy efforts of our partners in Uganda. Sundin Music Hall is at 1531 Hewitt Avenue on the Hamline University campus. Free parking will be available in Lot B, which is just east of the music hall itself. A Facebook event page has already been created, and you may find that page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/270578269790249/271226953058714/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity