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    MAJOR! | Documentary

    Presented by at Esperanza Peace and Justice Center

    June 23, 2018

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    MAJOR! | Documentary

    Join us for a community screening of the award-winning documentary MAJOR!, which follows the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a 77-year-old Black transgender woman who has been fighting for the rights 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. She is a veteran of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion and was incarcerated at Attica months after the 1971 Uprising. Most recently, Miss Major has served as the executive director of the San Francisco-based Transgender Gender Variant Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP), a grassroots organization advocating for trans women of color in and outside of prison that is led by trans women of color.

     

    Miss Major’s extraordinary life and personal story is one of resilience and celebration in a community that has been historically traumatized and marginalized. While mainstream gay rights and marriage equality dominate the headlines, Miss Major’s life is a testament to the fierce survivalism and every day concerns of transgender women of color, who so often live in the margin of the already marginalized.


    Esperanza Peace and Justice Center

    922 San Pedro
    San Antonio, TX 78212

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    Free (admission by donation)



    Individual Dates & Times: *
    Jun 23, 2018: 7 pm - 9 pm (Sat)

    * Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


    Phone: 210-228-0201

    Parking: Many buses within 3-5 block area. #3 and #4 stop half block almost every 10 minutes


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