With the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots this year, we thought it'd be a great opportunity to get together and talk about something important: queer history. We've got an unusual phenomenon in our community, where because of events like the AIDs crisis a lot of the inter-generational communication and passing down of knowledge you'd usually see hasn't happened. Quite literally we've lost a lot of our queer elders, and with them a lot of our history.
But all is not lost! The information is out there, it just takes some work to find it. Let's get together and learn - there'll be films, talks from invited speakers, and chances for discussion.
For this second iteration, we'll gather at the WEA, share some kai and chat before watching Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria. This 2005 documentary by queer and trans historian and filmmaker Susan Stryker tells the story of the Compton's Cafeteria riot of 1966, three years before Stonewall!
Gather at the WEA on Gloucester Street from 6pm - we'll eat at 6:30 and start the film just after 7pm. It runs for just under an hour.
Our potluck motto is: Bring what you can - even if it's just yourself! Got the time, energy, and resources to go all out making a big dish? Please do! Only able to grab some snacks from the supermarket on the way in? Great! Can't bring anything? No worries at all - we'd rather you were here with us than missing out.
Accessibility info: the film is captioned, and the WEA has a wheelchair accessible entrance, and wheelchair accessible bathrooms.
Wednesday 23rd October, 6pm - 9pm
Entry is free; koha is accepted. Registration via Eventbrite essential.
WEA, 59 Gloucester Street, Christchurch