ArchCity Defender Present Major!
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.
Major! is the third and final film in the racial justice film series presented by KDHX and ArchCity Defenders at The Stage at KDHX.
|Event Date||08-23-2018 7:00 pm|
|Location||The Stage at KDHX|