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February 23, 2017
02/28: Meet Cleve Jones, partial inspiration for ABC mini-series “When We Rise” on Facebook Live!
Don’t want to watch President Trump’s first televised address on Tuesday?
Instead, join Cleve Jones—LGBTQ hero and author of When We Rise: My Life in the Movement (the partial inspiration for the forthcoming ABC mini-series When We Rise)—for a “behind-the-scenes” discussion on Facebook Live!
Tuesday, February 28 from 6:00-6:30pm PST
FACEBOOK LIVE: http://www.facebook.com/unitehere
Submit your questions to Cleve in advance!
Text “AskCleve” to 877-877 or Tweet at @CleveJones1
On Monday, February 28, ABC will begin airing its critically acclaimed mini-series WHEN WE RISE, which chronicles the American gay liberation movement through the real-life stories of activists Cleve Jones, Roma Guy, Ken Jones, Sally Gearhart and Cecilia Chung.
When UNITE HERE found out that DAY 2 of When We Rise would to be pre-empted by a televised address from President Trump, we thought – THAT’S NOT RIGHT.
So we’re organizing our own party. We’ll bring you Cleve Jones to share the stories behind both the ABC series and his own book about his experience growing in the movement for social justice.
Join us to hear more about his life in the movement and plans for taking back our country!
Cleve Jones is an American human rights activist, lecturer and author of When We Rise: My Life in the Movement (Hachette 2016). He is a co-founder of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and founder of The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. Cleve Jones is also a Political and Community Coordinator with UNITE HERE. Learn more about Cleve at http://www.clevejones.com.
UNITE HERE is a North American labor union with 270,000 members working in the hotel, gaming, food service, manufacturing, textile, distribution, laundry, transportation, and airport industries. Learn more at www.unitehere.org.