On These Shoulders We Stand
Oct 6 2013
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
210 Lincoln St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Who: GSA members, their parents, social science teachers, and any interested community members
What: A documentary film “On These Shoulders We Stand” with special guest Glenne McElhinney the filmmaker, researcher, and oral historian.
When: Sunday Morning 11 AM — October 6 (Follow up PFLAG Meeting 10/8 w/local seniors telling their stories)
Where: The Nickelodeon
Why: Our history is important.
“On These Shoulders We Stand chronicles the lives of eleven elders, from their early years to their coming out, to their groundbreaking activism for the rights of all LGBT people. Contrary to popular belief that the struggle for gay rights was confined to New York City and San Francisco, the film profiles several Los Angeles activists who helped change the course of both California and LGBT history. Viewers will learn how Los Angeles' gay community has had a national impact on issues as diverse as the first amendment, the entertainment industry and the civil rights movement.