PFLAG Santa Cruz County presents a community event…
On These Shoulders We Stand
A Film by Glenne McElhinney
Sunday, October 6, 2013
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
210 Lincoln Street, Santa Cruz
Suggested Donation $6.50
Purchase tickets online at: www.on-these-shoulders.
No one turned away for lack of funds
A documentary film to support compliance with the FAIR Education Act of 2011
Q & A with special guest Glenne McElhinney, the filmmaker, researcher, and oral historian
“Not everything began with Stonewall. On These Shoulders We Stand is an illuminating historical account of early gay life and activism in Los Angeles told by the people who lived it.”
On These Shoulders We Stand chronicles the lives of eleven LGBT elders from the 1950s into the early 1980s in their groundbreaking activism for the rights of all LGBT people. Contrary to popular belief that the struggle for gay rights was confined to New York City and San Francisco, the film profiles several Los Angeles activists who helped change the course of both California and LGBT history. Viewers will learn how Los Angeles’ gay community has had a national impact on issues as diverse as the first amendment, the entertainment industry and the civil rights movement.
Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful Education Act, also known as the FAIR Education Act (Senate Bill 48) and informally described by media outlets as the LGBT History Bill, is a California law signed into law in 2011 which compels the inclusion of the political, economic, and social contributions of persons with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people into educational textbooks and the social studies curricula in California public schools by amending the California Education Code.
xt HERO to 81550, and Johnson & Johnson will match your donation.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) of Santa Cruz County meets the second Tuesday of every month from 7-9 pm at First Congregational Church of Santa Cruz at 900 High Street in Santa Cruz.