Remembering Stonewall

  • Parent Category: News
  • Published: Tuesday, 30 April 2019 10:29
  • Written by Jason Scott

REMEMBERING STONEWALL
50 YEARS OF IMPACT FROM NEW YORK TO FRESNO

MONDAY, MAY 6
5:30PM-7:30PM

BOARD/WHITTEN RM
SMITTCAMP ALUMNI HOUSE
FRESNO STATE

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Food and Drinks will be served
Parking Code: 629978

Please join us for a celebration and reflection of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn riots with a screening of the acclaimed documentary Stonewall Uprising followed by a panel of distinguished activists and community leaders.

 

Remembering Stonewall 2019 MediumIn the early morning hours of Saturday, June 28, 1969, police led a raid at the Stonewall Inn, a bar located in Greenwich Village in New York. It wasn’t uncommon for police to lead raids there and in other Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer (LGBTQ) -friendly areas, arresting and harassing the customers.

But this time, unsuspectingly, patrons fought back with “uncharacteristic fury and outrage" at the police which lead to five consecutive nights of protests and further activism. The first ever gay pride parade was lead outside of Stonewall Inn a year later.

Today, many of us consider the riots at the Stonewall Inn as the beginning of the modern LGBTQ rights movement. Stonewall's impact went beyond a tiny bar in New York, it spurred other communities to mobilize and protest against LGBTQ discrimination, homophobia, and transphobia.

We are honored to host a special panel reflecting on the impact of Stonewall, especially here in Fresno. Our guest include key members of the community and lifelong activists.

Marsha Conant--President of Stonewall Democrats

Peter Robertson--Established Rainbow Alumni and Allies Club, grand marshal of inaugural Fresno Rainbow Pride Parade, co-founder of Fresno Reel Pride Film Festival, and founding member of United Student Pride.

Jeffrey Robinson--CEO of CommunityLink, Qistory, and Fresno Rainbow Pride

Zoyer Zyndel--Chair of Trans-E-Motion, Vice President of PFLAG

Bruce Jewell--Hosted First Gay Broadcast on Commercial Radio & Founding Member of Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley

This event will be followed by our 2018-2019 Safe Zone Recognition Ceremony

The Safe Zone Program is dedicated to providing training and education on being an LGBTQ+ ally on campus.

For more information about the Safe Zone Program, please email:
Dr. John Beynon: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you to our Sponsors!
Rainbow Alumni and Allies Club
LGBT+ ALLIES
Cross Cultural and Gender Center
Gender and LGBTQ+ Programs and Services

For more information about this event, please email:
Dr. Kat Fobear: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.