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Movie Night: Pride Edition - Screening of MAJOR!

  • CSI Spadina 215 Spadina Avenue Toronto, ON, M5T 2C7 Canada (map)

We are thrilled to announce that Monica Forrester will be joining us to speak at this event! Monica Forrester is a Trans 2spirit queer woman of colour, living and working in the sexwork community for 30yrs to bring awareness of the issues many Trans and Cis people face in the sex industry. She is the founder of Trans Pride Toronto 2004 to advocate, educate and bring awareness of this issues that Trans and non binary people face in their lives. Monica is currently working with Maggie's Toronto Sexwork Action Project for 10yrs as Program Coordinator supporting sexworkers through the work they do.

SURJ-TO (Showing Up for Racial Justice Toronto) is hosting the third event in our movie night series, screening the award-winning documentary MAJOR! Join us in learning about the intersections of racial justice, LGBTQ2 movements and sex worker's rights. An open discussion will follow the screening. This event is FREE, popcorn and drinks provided.

About the film: 
MAJOR! explores the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years.

Miss Major is a veteran of the Stonewall Rebellion and a survivor of Attica State Prison, a former sex worker, an elder, and a community leader and human rights activist. She is simply “Mama” to many in her community. Her personal story and activism for transgender civil rights intersects LGBT struggles for justice and equality from the 1960s to today. At the center of her activism is her fierce advocacy for her girls, trans women of color who have survived police brutality and incarceration in men’s jails and prisons.

More info about the film here: https://www.missmajorfilm.com/

Note: This event will be hosted in a wheelchair accessible venue, exact details TBD. Closed captioning for the film is available. Please contact caleighinman@gmail.com regarding any other accessibility needs.

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Later Event: July 21
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