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Pay It No Mind: A Conversation on the Life of Marsha P. Johnson
Start Date: 2/2/2016Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 2/2/2016End Time: 9:00 PM

Event Description:
In the aftermath of Roalnd Emmerich's high profile attempt to whitewash the histories of earlier gay/trans liberation in his film Stonewall (2015), join LGBTQ* Services, the Graduate Queer Alliance, and the Trans Alliance for an evening of interactive community screening, discussion, and celebration through Michael Kasino's documentary film, Pay It No Mind: Marsha P. Johnson, focusing on our black trans ancestor and revolutionary, Marsha P. Johnson. Take part in remembering and honoring the actual histories of early gay/trans liberation and Marsha's legacy of unabashed and unforgiving dedication to developing and maintaining supportive community structures for trans and queer youth of color that continues to inspire activist and advocates alike.

This feature-length documentary focuses on revolutionary trans-activist, Marsha "Pay it No Mind" Johnson, a Stonewall instigator, Andy Warhol model, drag queen, sex worker, starving actress, and Saint. Pay It No Mind
captures the legendary gay/human rights activist as she recounts her life at the forefront of The Stonewall Riots in the 1960s, the creation of S.T.A.R. (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries) with Sylvia Rivera in the '70s, and a New York City activist throughout the '80s and early '90s. Through her own words, as well as in-depth interviews with gay activist Randy Wicker, former Cockettes performer Agosto Machado, author Michael Musto, Hot Peaches founder/performer, Jimmy Camicia, and Stonewall Activists Bob Kohler, Danny Garvin, Tommy Lanigan-Schmidt, and Martin Boyce, Marsha's story lives on.

This event is sponsored by the Graduate Queer Alliance Program.

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Location Information:
West Campus - SAC- Student Activities Center  (View Map)
100 Nicolls Road
Main Entrance
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: (631) 632-6000
Room: SAC 223, Dean of Students Conference Room
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