We are screening parts of the pre-production, highly anticipated documentary, Pier Kids: The Life (http://pierkidsthelife.com/). Pier Kids: The Life examines the legacy of Stonewall and the Gay Rights Movement it ignited by following the lives of DeSean, Krystal, and Casper, three gay and transgender youth of color who, after being pushed out of their home because of their sexuality, have become homeless on the same street the riots took place more than forty years ago. Pier Kids: The Life has been featured in The Huffington Post (twice), Buzzfeed, OUT Magazine, Queerty, Slate and on GLAAD’s website.
The director, Elegance Bratton, will be giving a talk on identity intersectionality, queer youth of color, and his experiences making the film.
Monday, 3/3/3014 from 10am-11:40am
136 Thompson Hall
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W 120th Street
New York, New York 10027-6696
***Light refreshments will be provided.***
Anyone is welcome to come, they will just have to check in with the the security booth in Zankel Hall (this is the main entrance to TC between broadway and amsterdam; the only entrance with a large stairwell and wheelchair ramp).