CLICK HERE: Film Screening and Q&A: Major!
ArchCity Defenders, KDHX, QTPOC-STL, PROMO, MTUG, Flower Boi Support and ACLU-MO present a special screening of Major! and Q&A conversation following the film. Major! is an award winning documentary that explores the life and campaigns of 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.
Following the film, we invite you to stay for the Q&A as we connect the themes in the film with what's going on in St. Louis. The conversation will be guided by Jay-Marie Hill of Music Freedom Dreams and ACLU-MO Transgender Education and Advocacy Program, and panelists include:
- Charles Buchanan, Flower Boi Support
- LadyAshley Gregory, MTUG and QTPOC:STL
- Yaya Sigu
- Dan Stewart, SAGE and PROMO
Major! is the third and final film in the racial justice film series presented by KDHX and ArchCity Defenders at The Stage at KDHX.