Thursday, April 9 at 7:00pm
Tourmaline’s work attends to the histories of disabled, poor, Black, queer, and trans elders in order to highlight the capacity of Black queer/trans social life to transform worlds. Her films create dreamlike portraits of gay and trans liberation icons, including Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera (Happy Birthday Marsha), Mary Jones (Salacia, 2019), Miss Major (The Personal Things, 2016), and Egyptt LaBeija (Atlantic is a Sea of Bones, 2017).
A conversation with Omise’eke Tinsley, Professor of Black Studies, will follow the screening of Tourmaline’s short films.
This talk is part of the spring focus of the Feminist Futures initiative, “Beyond the Bathroom Wars: What is the Future of Transgender Politics?,” and is cosponsored with the Department of Black Studies