"Major!" - Film Screening

in cinemas now

When: February 11, 2021 at 6pm - 8pm

Where: Zoom

Contact: Bill · · 604-445-5678


As we launch into the new year, join us in an online screening of the film "Major!". A film that dives deep into the life of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy and the importance of prison abolition in queer and trans liberation. 

“MAJOR! 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.”

May we witness the organizing and care in our communities that came before us and that continues to manifest in our communities. May we honor and hold our movements accountable to the Black trans women who paved the way and are continuing to pave the way towards liberation. May this film support us in awakening in this era of transformation. Join us in witnessing this beautiful film.

Snacks/food/popcorn delivery included - in the form of a meal delivery gift card! 

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This event will take place on a virtual video conferencing space called Zoom. In order to access this space, you will need to RSVP through the link below. We will reach out to you before the event and share the private link to access our Zoom space for this event.

RSVP through the "will you attend" section below.

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The Zoom virtual space will start at 6:00pm, please download Zoom prior to the start of the event if you have not used Zoom before.
To get in touch with us, please email Bill at [email protected]!

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Mpowerment is a space for queer and trans young people ages 16 to 30 years old to meet, have fun and support each other in making informed decisions about our sexual health!

We are committed to reducing stigma related to HIV and to building communities where we feel safe talking about the highs and lows of sex, drugs, relationships and all the things that bring us pleasure.

This event will be taking place on the unceded and occupied territories of the səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), Qayqayt, Stz’uminus, šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ təməxʷ (Musqueam) nations.

 

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ACCESIBILITY

This event is FREE and open to youth ages 16-30 years old.

The event will be held over Zoom, an online video meeting platform. Participants will need access to a device with a screen, sound, mic and internet capabilities like a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop to participate.

The event will be facilitated by YouthCO peer facilitators. The private meeting link will only be provided to confirmed participants.

If your needs to access this event are not mentioned above, please contact Bill at: [email protected] for more information.

 


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