The months of June, July and August mark the annual pride celebration. But where did pride originate from? Why do we participate in pride? The answer is the Stonewall riots. Join us for a FREE screening of the movie Major! A film about a crucial member of the stonewall riots who even in her 70's continues to advocate for the most marginalized and vulnerable members of the LGBTQ2/S community. From this film we will discuss an important question. What does pride mean to us? Is pride just a celebration or a continued fight for rights?
On behalf of the Douglas Students' Union and the DSU Collective, I am excited to invite you to our event entitled «The fight isn't over: Stonewall and beyond».
Our event will feature a screening of Miss Major! and a discussion with Cicely-Belle Blain youth worker at Qmunity and Co-organizer of Black Lives Matter- Vancouver, Kelendria Nation a educator and advocate for Trans rights and Morgane Oger, a LGBTQ2/S+ advocate, mother and politician. To end the event, we will gather with members of the Douglas and New Westminister Community to raise the Pride flag for the first time during Pride at Douglas College.