Riots, Representation, and Results: What Does Stonewall Have to Do With Staten Island?
Where: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
212-870-1600 Price: Free
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A community conversation on the relevance of the Stonewall Riot as a part of the long history of the Civil Rights Movement and a wave of popular uprisings. Join us at the Stapleton Library to learn more about Stonewall and help make local connections between the 1960s and Staten Island today.
Throughout the 1960s, people around the United States were fighting for their lives, to be seen and to be heard. These included the race riots across many US cities, draft dodgers, the work of the Black Panthers, and The Young Lords, and the growing influence of feminism. Within all these upheaval was also the Stonewall Riots. While Stonewall is often understood as the kick off to the LGBTQ rights movement in the USA, it can also be seen as part of the longer story of civil rights work.
Theodore (ted) Kerr will facilitate a conversation about the history of Stonewall and help make local connections between the 1960s and Staten Island today. Kerr is a Canadian-born, Brooklyn-based writer, artist, and organizer and co-curator of METANOIA: Transformation through AIDS Archives and Activism on view at the NYC LGBT Center March 13 to April 11, 2019.
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