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Special DEIB Committee Active Ally Program: Inside Access to the Emmy-Nominated Movie CURED, LGBTQ History You Do Not Want to Miss

Thursday, March 09, 2023
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM Central Standard Time (US & Mexico)

Please join the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee for a special Active Ally program.


The DEIB Committee is pleased to announce a private screening of an abbreviated version of the Emmy-nominated film CURED, an award-winning documentary that highlights a pivotal but little-known moment in LGBTQ history when activists rose up to challenge a formidable institution — and won a crucial victory in the modern movement for LGBTQ equality and dignity. Described as “fascinating” (Hollywood Reporter), “riveting” (The Queer Review), and “one of the best documentaries of this or any year” (British Film Institute) — and nominated for an Emmy Award in 2022 — CURED takes viewers inside the David-versus-Goliath battle that led the American Psychiatric Association to remove the diagnosis of homosexuality from its manual of mental illnesses in 1973. Watch the trailer for the film here.

While this powerful film highlights a little-known story from the past, its lessons are profoundly relevant today. Ultimately, the documentary celebrates the pathbreaking contributions of LGBTQ pioneers while demonstrating that even in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles, lasting social change is possible. The filmmakers have hosted more than 60 workplace screenings during the past eighteen months.

The DEIB Committee is proud to partner with the producers of CURED to offer this free event to our members. A live virtual screening of a short preview of the film will take place, followed by a panel discussion featuring the project’s co-directors and one of the activists featured in the film.

Following this event, the full film will be available to our members stream online from March 9-16.

Joseph D. Cohen, Porter Hedges LLP, Houston, Texas USA
Mary Catherine Way, DLA Piper LLP (US), Little Rock, Arkansas USA

‚ÄčRev. Magora Kennedy, Minister and LGBT Civil Rights Activist
Patrick Sammon, Co-Director and Co-Producer of CURED, President at Story Center Productions, LLC, Washington, DC USA
Bennett Singer, Co-Director and Co-Producer of CURED, Producer/Director at Singer & Deschamps Productions, Inc., New York, New York USA

For Zoom meeting details, click here. (please note this document is password protected; you must be logged into the IADC website to view) 

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