Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Oechsle 224
Joe Wilson

OUT in the SILENCE captures the remarkable chain of events that unfold when the announcement of filmmaker Joe Wilson’s wedding to another man ignites a firestorm of controversy in his small Pennsylvania hometown.
Drawn back by a plea for help from the mother of a gay teen being tormented at school, Wilson’s journey dramatically illustrates the
universal challenges of being an outsider in a conservative environment and the transformation that is possible when those who have long been constrained by a traditional code of silence summon the courage to break it.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, Joe Wilson.
This event is part of the 2nd Annual Community-Based Learning & Research Expo.

Sponsored by: 
Film & Media Studies, Women's & Gender Studies, American Studies, Anthropology & Sociology, The English Department, The Dean of the College and QuEST