Events

Screaming Queens:The 1966 Riot Against Police Brutality and What it Means for Us

Thursday, October 5, 2017
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Program in collaboration with the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life present:

Screaming Queens:The 1966 Riot Against Police Brutality and What it Means for Us

A film screening and discussion of Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria.


Synopsis

“Transgender people today need to change a world that still denies us many of our basic human rights. Knowing what happened that night at Compton’s brings the power of our history to bear on that struggle.” - Susan Stryker, Screaming Queens filmmaker

Join us for a film screening and discussion of Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria, a documentary about trans women and drag queens who fought police harassment at Compton's Cafeteria in San Francisco's Tenderloin District in 1966. We’ll highlight the way that class, socioeconomic status, race and racism, and transphobia and homophobia intersected to fuel police brutality in this story that became overshadowed and whitewashed by mainstream LGBTQ movements.

 
How was history told and not told? What is the role of “unlikely advocates” in the struggle for social justice? How do oppressed communities carve out and maintain space in a global capitalist society?

Structure:
Interactive discussion, Q&A

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Time: 5:00pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Bruininks 220

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