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12:00pm Doors
12:30pm Short Film: Liberate LFK: The Past, Present and Future of LGBTQ+ Activism at KU  (15min running time)
12:45pm Feature Film: Mama Bears
(Mama Bears running time: 1hr 30min)
2:15pm Community Panel
Moderated by Rev. Caroline Dean of Plymouth Congregational Church. Panelists: Stephanie Morales Macedo (Producer, Liberate LFK short film), Dawna Raehpour (Free Mom Hugs of Kansas), Gryffin Eason (artist), Linda Hoopes (mother), and Derrick Hurst (Rainbow Kids and Families).

Over 30,000 conservative, Christian mothers call themselves “mama bears” for how ferociously they fight for the civil rights of their children and the entire LGBTQ+ community. This brand new documentary premiering at SXSW explores the journeys of two mama bears and a young lesbian whose struggle for self-acceptance exemplifies why the mama bears movement is vitally important.


April 16
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Lawrence Arts Center
940 New Hampshire St
Lawrence, KS 66044 United States
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