Happy Birthday Marsha! Screening & Panel Discussion
Tuesday, May 28th 2019
Strand Theater | Dorchester
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Free Event, RSVP
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.
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.
Moderator: Casey Dooley, Black Pride
Gary Bailey, DHL, MSW, ACSW, Professor of Practice at Simmons School of Social Work
Athena Vaughn, Senior Transgender Health Navigator at Fenway Health, President of the New England Ball Collective
Samantha Montaño, Program Officer, Massachusetts Cultural Council
Katherine O’Connor and Leo Spooner, youth activists for transgender rights