UMBC’s history and American studies departments are sponsoring a screening of “Hit & Stay,” a documentary about the Catonsville Nine directed by Joe Tropea ’06, History and ’08 M.A., Historical Studies.
The documentary tells the story of nine Catholic activists who entered a Selective Service office in Catonsville on May 17, 1968 and burnt draft files to protest the Vietnam War. “Hit & Stay” features archived footage and activists telling their stories in their own words. Interviews include Bill Ayers, Daniel and Philip Berrigan, Noam Chomsky, Ramsey Clark, Laura Whitehorn, and Howard Zinn.
The film premiered locally last year at the Maryland Film Festival. For past coverage of the documentary, click here.
The screening takes place Wednesday, March 12 at 8 p.m. in Meyerhoff 030. Joe Tropea will attend the screening and host a Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.
Note: This event was previously scheduled for February 13.