MAJOR! Film screening

Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault 2801 W Beltline Hwy, Madison, WI, United States

Held in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month, WCASA and FORGE invite you to join us for a movie showing. We will be showing "Major!" followed by a discussion. Snacks will be provided. MAJOR! is a documentary film exploring 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. Movie Trailer: Let us know you are going to attend by clicking "going" on the Facebook events page:

Screening of Documentary “Check It”

FORGE / MKE LGBT CC 1110 N Market Street, 2nd Floor, Milwaukee, WI, United States

October's monthly meeting will feature the film "CHECK IT" (dir. Dana Flor & Toby Oppenheimer). The film tells the story of a group of young transgender and gay people, mostly African-American, who responded to bullying, racism, transphobia, and other violence by forming a gang called Check It in 2009. They’ve built a reputation for unity and for vengeance against anyone who dares to cross them. The documentary premiered at the Tribeca film festival last year. The members of Check It have tried to leave violence behind, turning to more productive pursuits, such as creating a fashion label, but their lives are still filled with challenges. The film highlights the young people's resiliency, loyalty to one another, and above all, a deep commitment to better themselves. Join us for the film, followed by discussion afterwards. Snacks will be provided. Let us know you are attending on Facebook!