Sacramento’s release party for “The Times of Harvey Milk”

Criterion Films is re-releasing the Award Winning Documentary "The Times of Harvey Milk" and the Harvey Milk Foundation will host the official viewing celebration in Sacramento on Tuesday, May 17. This viewing is the first of many weeklong events to celebrate Harvey Milk Day 2011.

The evening kicks off with an exclusive conversation between Stuart Milk, nephew of LGBT activist Harvey Milk and the founder of the Harvey Milk Foundation, and Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) on Harvey Milk’s impact and efforts underway in Sacramento to keep his legacy alive. Greg Lucas, the chief correspondent of California’s Capitol, will moderate this conversation. 

This event is brought to you by the Harvey Milk Foundation, VSP Vision Care, Hot Italian Pizza & Panini Bar, the California Biotechnology Foundation, The California Museum, Equality California (EQCA), and many others. This event is FREE with RSVP (see flyer for details).

The Harvey Milk Foundation is hosting other events in California cities during the week leading up to Harvey Milk Day on Sunday, May 22 – visit this website for a list of all other celebrations:

In 2009, the California State Legislature passed, and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed, SB 572 designating every May 22 as "Harvey Milk Day.” SB 572 was authored by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) and sponsored by Equality California (EQCA). May 22, 2010 marked the very first “Harvey Milk Day” and the official launch of the Harvey Milk Foundation. The Foundation brought California’s political leaders, celebrities and civil rights advocates together to celebrate Harvey’s legacy. Events were held in Sacramento, San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

The Harvey Milk Foundation was established in 2010 as a non-profit charitable organization. The Foundation, through Harvey Milk’s dream for a just tomorrow, envisions governments that celebrate the rich and universally empowering diversity of all humanity without exception. Harvey Milk was the first openly gay elected official in a major city in the US. He was assassinated in San Francisco’s City Hall in November 1978. The Foundation was established by Harvey’s nephew, Stuart Milk, and Anne Kronenberg, Harvey’s campaign manager and political aide. Harvey believed broad public education and dialogue was paramount to his life’s work as a civil rights leader and, as if riding on Harvey’s shoulders, the Milk Foundation seeks to inspire individuals, communities and organizations to carry on his values in a timeless vision for a better world.



Disclosure: Justin Knighten works with the Harvey Milk Foundation and is handling public relations for Harvey Milk Day events

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