Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 7:00pm
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Ballroom
1395 University Street, Eugene, OR 97403
The University of Oregon LGBTQA3 is very excited to welcome Miss Major to our campus to be our 2017 Pride Week Keynote Speaker, visiting all the way from Little Rock, Arkansas!
Miss Major is a Black transgender woman who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years.
Miss Major’s personal story and activism for transgender civil rights, from mobile outreach and AIDS prevention to fighting the prison industrial complex, intersects LGBT struggles for justice and equality from the 1960s to today. She is a veteran of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion and was incarcerated at Attica months after the 1971 Uprising. Most recently, Miss Major has served as the executive director of the San Francisco-based Transgender Gender Variant Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP), a grassroots organization advocating for trans women of color in and outside of prison that is led by trans women of color.
Miss Major’s extraordinary life and personal story is one of resilience and celebration in a community that has been historically traumatized and marginalized. While mainstream gay rights and marriage equality dominate the headlines, Miss Major’s life is a testament to the fierce survivalism and every day concerns of transgender women of color, who so often live in the margin of the already marginalized.
[Text above from press release of the documentary 'Major!')
UO Student Tickets are free... subject to availability
Free UO Student Tickets available at the door beginning at 5pm.
Please bring your UO student ID, and come early!