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Meet two of the burglars who robbed the FBI and exposed COINTELPRO

Brandeis is hosting a bunch of great social justice related events in a series called Deis Impact. Among the many fantastic events is a screening of the 2014 documentary about the Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI’s 1971 robbery of a Media, Pennsylvania FBI office. Two of the burglars and the film’s director will be present for a Q&A after the screening.

Film screening of “1971” film about FBI robbers, with two burglars and film director

Monday, Feb. 1, 6:00-8:30 p.m. Wasserman Cinematheque, Sachar. Brandeis University campus.

How can journalists change the world? When is civil disobedience necessary? Can ordinary citizens really make a difference? Join the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism in a screening and panel discussion of “1971,” a documentary about how eight ordinary citizens broke into an FBI office and exposed wrongdoings by stealing files and turning them over to major newspapers. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with “1971” director Johanna Hamilton; two of the original burglars; and Washington Post reporter Betty Medsger, who reported the story and wrote the book that inspired the documentary. The panel will be moderated by Florence Graves, founding director of the Schuster Institute. Medsger will sign copies of her book, “The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI.” sponsored by: The Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism for more information: Lisa Button,

See the full list of events for Deis Impact. Unfortunately, the talk with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is long sold-out, but there is plenty of other great stuff on the schedule.

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