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Happy Birthday Marsha! Screening & Panel Discussion

Tuesday May 28 at 6:00AM

Strand Theater 543 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, Boston 02125

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Join Black & Latinx Pride for a film screening of Happy Birthday Marsha! at the Strand Theater! Happy Birthday, Marsha! is a film about iconic transgender artist and activist, Marsha "Pay it No Mind" Johnson and her life in the hours before she ignited the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York City. Written and directed by Tourmaline and Sasha Wortzel. 

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Boston Pride named Marsha P. Johnson as the Champion of Stonewall Honorary Marshal for the 2019 Annual Boston Pride Parade. Champion of Stonewall is an honorary designation conferred by the Boston Pride Committee. Johnson, a gender non-conforming African-American activist and icon, was one of the most prominent participants in the Stonewall Inn riots.

This event is organized in collaboration with the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth and SPARK Boston. Panelists:Moderator: Casey Dooley, Black PrideGary Bailey, DHL, MSW, ACSW, Professor of Practice at Simmons School of Social WorkAthena Vaughn, Senior Transgender Health Navigator at Fenway Health, President of the New England Ball CollectiveSamantha Montaño, Program Officer, Massachusetts Cultural Council Katherine O'Connor and Leo Spooner, youth activists for transgender rights