On Thursday, January 23, 1969, the Metropolitan Detroit Branch of the American Civil Liberties Union will present a film, “The Seasons Change,” and a panel discussion on the events which occurred in Chicago during the Democratic Party Convention.
“The Seasons Change” is a one-hour film in response to the City of Chicago and Mayor Daley’s “What Trees Do They Plant?”, which was carried on many TV stations some months ago.
The film has been produced by an independent film producer, Documentary Interlock, Inc. at the request of three different organizations, The ACLU, the National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam and the Youth International Party.
The first 45 minutes of the film are presented by the American Civil Liberties Union and the National Mobilization Committee in the interests of a more complete public understanding of events surrounding the Democratic National Convention. This segment features the eye-witness accounts of people who were there; views which certainly balance and sometimes contradict the official City of Chicago version.
The final fifteen minutes are presented by the Youth International Party as its special interpretation of the meaning of Chicago.
Following the film there will be a panel discussion featuring Mark Ethridge, Jr., Editor, Detroit Free Press; Rev. Hubert Locke, Director of Religious Affairs Department, Wayne State University; Carl Parsell, President, Detroit Police Officers Association; and Johannes Spreen, Commissioner, Detroit Police Department.
The program will take place at the Detroit Institute of Arts Main Auditorium on Thursday, January 23 at 8:00 p.m. Admission is by donation of $2. Student donation is $1.
Tickets are available at the office of the American Civil Liberties Union, 808 Washington Boulevard Building, 234 State Street, Detroit, Michigan 48226. Mail orders should include a stamped self-addressed envelope. Tickets are also available at Wayne State University ticket office and at all J.L. Hudson stores.