Come watch the documentary “Hit & Stay” on Monday, April 13 from 7 to 9 pm at 4200 Cedar Ave.
On May 17, 1968, nine Catholic activists, including Daniel and Philip Berrigan, entered a Selective Service office in suburban Catonsville, Maryland, dragged stacks of Draft Board records out into the parking lot, and set them on fire with homemade napalm. They then prayed, and waited to be arrested. In doing so, they kindled a wave of similar protests against the Vietnam War across the country that swept up dozens of participants and inspired thousands, and then millions. Hit & Stay tells the story of the nine and those who joined them in protesting the war. Catonsville galvanized the nonviolent antiwar resistance away from protest marches and toward direct actions by ordinary citizens against draft boards. Through interviews with many of the participants (as well as observers Amy Goodman, Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn), Hit & Stay explores the early actions, the activists going to prison or going underground, the FBI’s pushback against the movement, the escalating scale and stakes, and the ultimate victory of the protesters in the trial of the Camden 28. A documentary film by Joe Tropea and Skizz Cyzyk. (2013, 1 hr, 39 mn, USA)
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