The Center for Research on Women and Social Justice    Eileen Boris, Director    Department of Feminist Studies
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Judy Branfman
UCSB, October 26, 2004

"Land of Orange Groves and Jails": Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Judy Branfman, UCLA

October 26, 2004
7 pm, Multicultural Center

"The Land of Orange Groves and Jails" tells the story of Los Angeles' 1920s labor and free speech battles through the eyes of a group of teenage women activists (now in their 80s and 90s), and a precedent-setting First Amendment case Branfman's great-aunt had for flying a red flag over a summer camp. While most people assume our free speech rights are as old as the Constitution, my aunt's 1931 case was the US Supreme Court's first victory for free speech - and laid important groundwork for the protection the Constitution theoretically provides for protest and dissent. The film uses booming Los Angeles as a lens onto a piece of our nation's history that seems especially relevant today.

Co-sponsored with Women's Center

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