This year's Black History Month program features Egyptian Pharaoh, Hatshepsut; big-hearted hustler Odessa Madre; Queen Nzinga, monarch of the Mbundu people; 19th century queer resistance pioneer, William Dorsey Swann; and Oshun, one of the most powerful of the Orisha gods.
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I Put a Spell on You
Two young friends learn about the struggles and triumphs of iconic African Americans James Baldwin, Lorraine Hansberry, Langston Hughes, and Nina Simone.
Support provided by CT Humanities, Stanley Black & Decker, the Center for Leadership & Justice and the Free Center
Imagine the the normal anxiety of a teenager's first love story, further complicated by homophobic family judgement. Imagine that person fully grown, battling injustice in the professional sphere. Climb the cliff of life with Caribbean-American author and activist, Michelle Cliff, a profoundly prolific literary heroine of justice.
Some secrets die with the dead. Others haunt the loved ones that are left behind. Discover the inner despair, resilience and loves of Kathy . . . after she's gone!
Who would have thought that the revolution against bigotry, police brutality and anti-LGBTQ rights would have begun on that hot summer night at the Stonewall Inn? Who could have predicted the courage of the unlikely heroes, including Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, victims of intolerance themselves? Heroines are born when victims find the resilience to rise up, like these ladies of the revolution!
A live panel discussion with three published CT authors, Beth Gibbs, Nancy Aronie and Jonathan Gillman, about their writing and the writing process. The program was moderated by Journey Writers Board Member, Denise Best.
Journey Writers discuss Black Queer Culture as part of the 2020 TRUE COLORS CONFERENCE for LGBTQ youth.