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The Rosenberg Case 70 Years Later: Fighting Fascism Then and Now

Wed June 14, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Rosenbergs Case 70 Years Later

Buy tickets for the Wednesday, June 14th at 7 pm EDT or Sunday, June 25th at 4 pm EDT virtual film screening honoring the Rosenbergs’ resistance and highlighting anti-fascism organizing within the RFC beneficiary community.

Seventy years ago on June 19th, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were denied clemency for the last time, and their executions were allowed to go forward. They lost their lives to the anti-communist hysteria of the McCarthy era.

The day before their deaths, they wrote one final letter to their young sons, Robert and Michael, sharing that they were comforted in the sure knowledge that others would carry on after them. The Rosenberg Fund for Children (RFC), founded as Robert’s “constructive revenge,” justifies their faith and provides support to the multitudes of people across generations who have continued the fight against fascism and injustice.

We look forward to “seeing” many of you for this upcoming virtual event! More program details are available at www.rfc.org/70th.

Join us virtually for the premiere of a short film produced by the RFC on either of two screening dates – June 14th or June 25th. The event will feature long-time activist and RFC Advisory Board member Angela Y. Davis, National Book award-winning poet and RFC Advisory Board member Martín Espada, Highlander Center Co-Executive Director Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson, Rosenberg sons Robert and Michael Meeropol and other artists and activists. This 70th anniversary commemoration will honor Ethel and Julius’ resistance and legacy and share 30+ years of RFC beneficiary stories that illuminate the ongoing battle against fascism.

The film will include readings and dramatized vignettes, interspersed with art, which will draw from letters written by Ethel and Julius Rosenberg and other activists’ stories from within the RFC community. We’ll conclude the event with a live conversation between Robert, RFC Executive Director Jennifer Meeropol and audience members. Amidst the rise of racist, xenophobic and nationalistic oppression in the U.S. across the generations, this event will highlight the powerful current of anti-fascist activism that continues to this day.

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Date:
Wed June 14, 2023
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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Website:
https://www.rfc.org/70th

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