Leeway Foundation’s Program Assistant Che Gossett (ACG ’11, ’10) will screen their documentary film Kiyoshi Kuromiya: A Queer of Color and AIDS Activist Inspiration, which examines the life and work of Philadelphia AIDS activist Kiyoshi Kuromiya. Kuromiya’s voice of resistance was part of a collective cry vocalized by radical queer, trans, and gender variant people of color who battled imperialism, racism, the criminalization of HIV/AIDS, and the prison industrial complex from the 1960s into the 2000s. Radical LGBTQ and gender-non-conforming people of color both resisted and were impacted by COINTELPRO, the war on the black liberation movement, the FBI surveillance of gay liberationist groups, the Reagan administration’s apathy towards AIDS, gay consumerism, and neoliberal market policies.
Thursday March 20 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at Temple University (201 Annenberg Hall) Free! All ages, all are welcome. This event is part of the Philly Queer Media Series.