Stonewall 45: A commemoration of the 45th anniversary of Stonewall
We dance because they marched.
We hold hands because they held fists in the air.
We throw down parties because they threw down barriers.
We find each other and hold on tightly
Because they found pride.
We found pride.
Queer and resilient.
Beautiful and bold.
Articulate and Loud.
Stonewall changed everything. Everything. We are everything queer/trans* because 45 years ago they broke silence, cracked it open, enabled our imaginations to unleash the glittering goddesses and unicorns that needed space to exist for so many years, hundreds of years.
To riot is to reach into your most visceral core for the bravery to enact change. I can't say it enough - Stonewall changed everything. On June 22, join us in remembering. Remember those who had most at stake, who lived their lives under the threat of violence and danger. Remember the Compton Cafeteria Riot. Remember Silvia Rivera, Marcia P Johnson, Miss Major. Remember the Gay Liberation Front, the Gay Activists Alliance, Street Transgender Action Revolutionaries. Remember those who stood their ground with determination in their eyes. Their eyes looking at riot cops, looking at physical harm and arrests, looking at a world that wanted them to be silent and invisible. They were doing everything to look into themselves, into their dreams, into the future, to look and see us.
On June 22, magic happens. We remember, we roll back time, we relive Stonewall, we march, we move forward.
Conceived and Directed by Gein Wong
Dramaturgy by Kim Crosby
Space Activation by Jade Lee Hoy
Assistant Direction by Sunny Drake
• Free to attend event
• Accessible space