MAJOR! (95 min., 2015, Dir. Annalise Ophelian)
a film screening & discussion with StormMiguel Florez, Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, & Annalise Ophelian
October 25, Tuesday
6:30 to 8:30 pm
StormMiguel Florez, co-producer/editor of MAJOR!
Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, transgender activist
Annalise Ophelian, producer/director of MAJOR!
Please RSVP here.
MAJOR! follows the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a 73-year-old Black transgender woman, a veteran of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion, and organizer who has been fighting for the liberation of trans women of color for over 40 years. Miss Major’s personal story and activism for transgender civil rights, from mobile outreach and AIDS prevention to fighting the prison industrial complex, intersects LGBT struggles for justice and equality from the 1960s to today.
The screening will include a Q&A with Miss Major and the filmmakers, Annalise Ophelia and StormMiguel Flores.
Tishman Auditorium, New School
63 5th Avenue
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For more information about this event, please contact the Barnard Center for Research on Women.
Co-sponsored by Office of Social Justice Initiatives at The New School; Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice; Barnard College Consortium for Critical Interdisciplinary Studies; Barnard College Library; Barnard Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies; Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at NYU; Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program (CLPP); Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University; The Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University; Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality; Princeton University Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies; & the Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies at NYU.