The NASW presentation of “PRIDE”
this Sunday, March 22nd
has been CANCELLED.
Refunds will be issued.
Watch FOCUS for the announcement
of future programming. Thank you.
NEW VENUE: Macht Auditorium at Cambridge Hospital. There is street parking (and a 3 minute walk to the auditorium) or garage parking for $7-8. Click here for directions.
Discussant: Julian Dormitzer, RN BSN
Co-sponsored by NASW’s LGBTQA Shared Interest Group
This event will focus on the theme of: Undoing Homophobia
It is the summer of 1984 in England and Margaret Thatcher is in power. Gays are being threatened by Thatcher and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike in response to her pit closures. At London’s Gay Pride March, a group of gay and lesbian activists believes they should show solidarity with the miners and decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support. Not deterred, the activists decide to ignore the Union and go directly to the miners. And so begins the extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership.
Almost by accident a mini-bus full of gays find themselves in the Welsh village of Onllwyn and through their sincere fund raising, and nifty disco moves, persuade most of the community that they are on the same side. When a bigot tries to sabotage the partnership with a tabloid smear it is turned back on her with a hugely successful benefit concert to which most of the villagers, now thoroughly in tune with their gay friends, turn up. The miners are defeated and return to work, but at the Pride march the following year, a vast contingent of miners show up to repay their comrades with their show of support.
Directed by Matthew Warchus, 2014
Approved for 3 CEs.
|Early Bird Rates*:
*Add $5 if registering 10 business days or less in advance, or at the door.
- NASW Member - $30
- Non-Member - $45
|To register online,
click on the "register" link above (under "Registration Information").
To register by mail or pay by check,
download the registration form
and mail with payment to:
NASW MA Chapter
14 Beacon St., Suite 409
Boston, MA 02108
Make checks payable to "NASW".
|REDUCED FEES: If you need a reduced fee in order to attend, kindly request it 10 business days or more
prior to the program date by calling 617-227-9635 x 18. No one should be prevented from attending a CE program because
SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS: If you require special accommodations to fully participate, including sign language
interpreters, please specify in writing no later than 30 days prior to the event and we will be glad to discuss