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Film Screening of 'The Port Chicago Mutiny: The Real Story'

Friends of Port Chicago Memorial, Bingham McCutchen LLP, Equal Justice Society

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (PDT)

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(One hour CLE credit available)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
5:30 PM panel with MCLE credit
6:30 PM film screening
Bingham McCutchen LLP
3 Embarcadero Center 
San Francisco, CA 94111
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The Friends of Port Chicago, Bingham McCutchen LLP, and the Equal Justice Society cordially invite you to the screening of a 52-minute documentary about the Port Chicago Mutiny.  The evening will include an introductory panel discussion about the disaster at Port Chicago, racial justice in the military and continuing efforts to exonerate  50 African American sailors convicted in the the Port Chicago mutiny trials. 

The Port Chicago Mutiny: The Real Story is a documentary by Ron Frank, narrated by Louis Gossett Jr.

Panel: "Racial Justice in the Military, Port Chicago"
5:30 PM (one hour of MCLE Credit)
Introduction and Welcome
Camarin Madigan, Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP
Overview of the Port Chicago Memorial
Morgan Smith, National Park Service Chief of Interpretation at the Port Chicago Memorial National Memorial
(Featured Speaker) Elizabeth Hillman
Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of the Law, President of the National Institute of Military Justice
Tom Leatherman
Superintendent at four National Park Service historic sites in the East Bay:
Eugene O'Neill
National Historic Site, John Muir National Historic Site, Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial and Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park
Robert Allen
Associate Professor, UC Berkeley, and Author, Port Chicago Mutiny

One hour of CLE credit will be available. The Equal Justice Society is an approved California MCLE provider by the State Bar of California.

In July 1944, the largest mainland explosion of World War II jolted the Bay Area, instantly killing 320 sailors, the majority of whom were young African Americans. The subsequent refusal of fifty of the remaining sailors to resume loading munitions until their safety could be assured resulted in the most significant mutiny trial in our history. Their cause, supported by Eleanor Roosevelt and Thurgood Marshall, ultimately led to the desegregation of the Navy and later the entire military. A ceremony commemorating the explosion is held annually by the National Park Service.

The Friends of Port Chicago National Memorial exists to support the park, promote the history of and increase access to the Port Chicago Memorial. Please make a donation to support our efforts!

Have questions about Film Screening of 'The Port Chicago Mutiny: The Real Story'? Contact Friends of Port Chicago Memorial, Bingham McCutchen LLP, Equal Justice Society

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