The Oakland Greens Present:
Ben Linder and Nicaragua 30 Years Later
– a movie night fundraiser
Plan a fun evening out on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at 6 – 9:30 p.m. for “Dinner and a Movie” to benefit the Oakland Greens. Note that we are coming up to the 38th anniversary of the Sandinista Popular Revolution and April 28th will be the 30th anniversary of Ben Linder’s assassination. The movie is called “American/Sandinista” (2008) by local film maker Jason Blalock, and is a retrospective of Linder’s project twenty years after he was killed by the Contras.
Your speaker Don Macleay is featured in the film because he was the project director up until a month before Ben was assasinated. Macleay will also be traveling to Nicaragua on the 26th to participate in the 30th anniversary in San Jose de Bocay, the town near where Linder was killed and where a hydroelectric plant bearing his name was subsequently built on the stream that he was investigating. There will be 12 copies of a sample chapter from Don’s book that talks about starting to work with Ben.
Join us for discussion with people who during the 1980s were there on the ground. Joan, the author of The Death of Ben Linder will be there with copies of their book. Also Tom Voorhees, who is an public radio activist and was with the group in Nicaragua, will be there.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. and dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. at the It’s Your Move Games & Hobbies store at 4920 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland’s Temescal District. The movie will start at 7:30 p.m. $20 is a suggested donation, but no donation is too big or small, and as always no one will be turned away for lack of funds. This is a family-friendly event and is wheelchair accessible.
Jason Blalock works as a cinematographer and director on a variety of news and documentary projects. In 2007, he earned a Master’s degree from the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He has worked on news and documentary series and for Al Jazeera, MSNBC, CNN, New York Times, Vice, HBO, as well as many independent documentaries. His short film In the Wake of Ghost Ship, about the eviction crisis, won Best Short Film at the 2017 San Francisco International Film Festival.
Oakland Greens funds are used to print literature, help with publishing the Alameda County Green Voter Guide, and produce direct community actions with a focus on mobilizing youth to become social justice warriors/candidates/