april, 2021

13apr4:00 pm5:00 pmVirtual EventA Conversation with Miss Major: The Past and Future of Trans LiberationUnity Center Rhode Island College

A Conversation with Miss Major: The Past and Future of Trans Liberation

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A Conversation with Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, who will speak on her more than fifty years of activism and movement building.

About this Event
Visit this Zoom link to register for the event (you do not need an Eventbrite ticket). Please note, registering on Eventbrite will not confirm your attendance– you will need to complete registration at the provided Zoom link.

The Rhode Island College Programming Event Board and Unity Center invite you to a conversation with Miss Major Griffin-Gracy. Miss Major is a trans elder and direct participant in the 1969 Stonewall demonstrations that led to the founding of modern-day Pride celebrations. In this moment of unprecedented trans visibility and the continued struggle for trans liberation, we hope this discussion emphasizes how trans and queer commemorations must, like Miss Major’s activism, honor those most marginalized within the LGBTQ+ community. We invite you to learn and listen through Miss Major’s fierce advocacy on behalf of trans women of color, formerly incarcerated peoples, and other survivors of state and interpersonal violence. This conversation will be facilitated by Christopher J. Lee, LGBTQ+ and Gender Coordinator at the Unity Center.

In the lead up to this event, we have secured screening rights to watch the award-winning feature-length film, Major!, which documents Miss Major’s life and legacy. By registering, you will receive a password to watch the film at https://bit.ly/ricmajorfilm any time prior to the event.

Live transcriptions will be provided.

Accommodation requests can be sent to clee@ric.edu with 72 hours notice.

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(Tuesday) 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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