The Reel Queer Film Series at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents a free screening of The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson on June 13th at 6:30pm. A talkback with Professor Monica Najar, Director of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies of Lehigh University and dessert reception will follow.
Marsha P. Johnson, a transgender activist who was active in the Stonewall Uprising, was found dead in the Hudson in 1992; the police labeled her death a suicide, but friends suspected she was murdered. As she fights the tide of violence against trans women, activist Victoria Cruz probes the suspicious 1992 death of her friend Marsha P. Johnson.
Marsha P. Johnson (August 24, 1945 – July 6, 1992) was an American drag queen, sex worker, and gay liberation activist. Marsha P. Johnson experienced and fought against hardships experienced by trans people and felt that those who wanted nothing more than to be their selves deserved support from the growing LGBT community in New York. Along with fellow transgender activist Sylvia Rivera, Marsha founded the Street Transvestite (now Transgender) Action Revolutionaries (STAR) to help others out there facing the struggles of an unaccepting society.
View the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=654X8V2bwA0
This is a sober social event at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. No alcohol will be served.
The Reel Queer Film Series is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
June 13, 2019 at 6:30pm - 9pm
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
522 W Maple St
at Bayard Rustin Way
Allentown, PA 18101
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