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Date & Time
May 28, 2014 - 7:30pm
Jordan Hall, Main Quad
450 Serra Mall 420-041
94305 Stanford , CA
California US

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The Campaign - Film Screening and Discussion


THE CAMPAIGN tells the inside story of the fight to stop California’s wildly controversial Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage and ignited a national movement. Filmmaker Christie Herring will be there to talk about the film and answer questions. To RSVP for this event click here.

THE CAMPAIGN takes an inspiring look at California’s No on 8 Campaign to defend same-sex marriage and covers the surprising history of relationship recognition in the United States. The story unfolds as a human drama following five ordinary people compelled by a passionate belief in equality. Their stories are placed inside a 60-year national context that explores the push for recognition of same-sex relationships since the 1950s. Ultimately THE CAMPAIGN provides a window into a timeless question: What inspires everyday people to opt in for something bigger than themselves?


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  • Christie Herring
    • Producer, Director, Editor
    No stranger to politics, Christie Herring grew up working on campaigns for public office in Mississippi. Her first film Waking in Mississippi focuses on a highly-charged political race in her home town – the 1994 election of the town’s first black mayor – a match that ended in the threat of a race riot. Today, she is an award-winning independent documentary director with a strong interest in social justice topics. Her...
    • Rape Crisis Counselor, Alameda County
    After earning a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice, and a minor in Sexuality Studies from San Francisco State University, Dani (Claudia) Gardner  knew that fighting for social justice was going to be a life long passion. In addition to being a Rape Crisis Counselor, Dani works as a support counselor for abused, sexually exploited, and neglected foster youth in Alameda County.