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The Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria

When: Wed., Aug. 16, 6:30-9 p.m. 2017
Phone: 415-351-1912
Price: $10
Directors Susan Stryker and Victor Silverman’s Emmy-award winning documentary tells the forgotten story of the first collective act of militant resistance to the social oppression of queer people in the United States – a 1966 riot by transgender prostitutes at a late night cafeteria in San Francisco. ‘The Screaming Queens’ will include a Q&A with directors Susan Stryker (professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona, former director of the Institute for LGBT Studies at UA) and Victor Silverman (Professor and past Chair of the History Department and the American Studies Program at Pomona College).


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