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Wednesday, 25 July 2018 08:14

Movie Night -- Uprising: Pulse to Parkland Featured

Written by  Team SCPA

Thursday, August 2nd, The SCPA will show the critically acclaimed film, "UPRISING" at 6:30 p.m. at the Front Street Civic Center, 2205 Front Street, Melbourne, FL. This is a free showing, and like all of our meetings, is open to the public.

Two Florida communities, united in grief and anger from deadly mass shootings, ignited a national uprising against the gun industry and the politicians who profit from gun violence in America.

After the 2016 Pulse nightclub massacre that took 49 lives, state legislators from Orlando who lost constituents and friends there, targeted Florida’s lax gun laws and demanded change in the capitol. But they were rebuffed at every turn by

the NRA-owned legislature and governor who refused to do anything about assault weapons or gun policy. Less than two years later, these ripples of resistance grew into a tsunami after a gunman opened fire on Marjory Stoneman Douglas

High School in Parkland. 17 more lost their lives because Florida’s government failed to care or act after Pulse.

The movement for sane gun laws swept up the Florida peninsula, marched into the nation’s capital, and is now sweeping across the country, led by heroic students who are demanding nothing less than an end to assault weapons and gun violence in America.

The filmmaker, Vicki Nantz will attend this showing, so you can meet her live!


The film features: Sen. Linda Stewart, Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith and Anna Eskamani

Watch the trailer:
https://vimeo.com/277620895

Vicki Nantz Biography:
A graduate of Florida State University, Vicki Nantz spent her career as a producer/director in broadcast and cable television. Now as an independent filmmaker, Vicki works on projects about civil rights and social justice issues that are important to her. http://www.vickinantzfilms.com/

All Moms Demand Action Gun Sense endorsed Brevard candidates have been invited to attend.

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes.
https://momsdemandaction.org/about/

Moms Demand Action’s common-sense gun measures here:
https://marcforpa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Moms-Gun-Sense-Candidate.pdf

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