Please join us on November 20th at 7pm at the Violet Crown on the Downtown Mall for a very special screening of this film MAJOR! tells the story of, as the film’s website describes:
Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years.
Miss Major is a veteran of the Stonewall Rebellion and a survivor of Attica State Prison, a former sex worker, an elder, and a community leader and human rights activist. She is simply “Mama” to many in her community. Her personal story and activism for transgender civil rights intersects LGBT struggles for justice and equality from the 1960s to today. At the center of her activism is her fierce advocacy for her girls, trans women of color who have survived police brutality and incarceration in men’s jails and prisons.
#TDOR: Why it Matters
The National Trans Day of Remembrance is a day where each year we remember the lives of all our transgender siblings who have lost their lives due to prejudice, discrimination, and hate. Trans women of color are especially at risk for violence in our country.
Also: Come early to the film to dine and/or have a drink, pick up some Cville Pride merchandise, and meet others.
We hope to see you there!
Tickets are free, but space is limited. Reserve your spot now!