Monday, November 30, 2009

Community Engagement Campaign Visits Rural Communities to Establish Common Ground and Understanding

Out In The Silence
November 30, 2009
Following the story of a small American town confronting a firestorm of controversy ignited by a wedding announcement for a same-sex couple in the local newspaper, the documentary, Out in the Silence, illustrates the challenges of being an outsider in a conservative rural community and the change that is possible when courageous people break the silence and search for common ground.

The OITS Community Engagement Campaign reports:
For the past six weeks, we've been crisscrossing Pennsylvania, and traveling to places like Iowa, Massachusetts, and Texas, doing screenings on high school and college campuses as well as in churches and community theaters, with the help of an amazing array of state and local organizations. At each event, there has been a diverse and lively audience ready to engage in dialogue and in the search for common ground on issues that have divided our communities for far too long.

Upcoming screenings and discussion groups:
Charleston, SC - January 14, 2010
Lancaster, PA - January 17, 2010
Bloomington, IN - January 30, 2010
Harrisburg, PA - January 31, 2010


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