Join Angela Y. Davis as the RFC marks the 70th anniversary of the Rosenbergs' executions
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 knowledge that others would carry on after them. The Rosenberg Fund for Children, 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.
You’re invited to 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 Angela Y. Davis, 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 video will include readings and dramatized vignettes, interspersed with art and music, 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.
We look forward to gathering virtually for this historic program remembering Ethel and Julius Rosenberg and celebrating resistance across the generations. We hope you can join us!
Additional details about the commemorative program will be announced in the coming months.
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>A donation of $70 or more per person qualifies for our Sponsor level ticket. As a perk, all Sponsor names will be acknowledged in the film (unless you prefer to be listed as anonymous). Please note, Sponsor tickets must be purchased by June 1st to have donor names included in the acknowledgements.