Tuesday, June 5, 7 p.m.
Rasmuson Hall, Room 101
The Family is proud to present “On These Shoulders We Stand,” a documentary about LGBT civil rights history before Stonewall. “On These Shoulders We Stand” provides a history of LGBT civil rights struggles on the west coast from the 1950s to the present. It is based on oral histories of elders who stood up against LGBT oppression, at great risk to their jobs, relationships and even their lives. There is no charge for admission, but donations will be cheerfully accepted. After the screening, Filmmaker/Oral Historian Glenne McElhinney will be available for Q-and-A, along with Alaska LGBT elders.
An ASL interpreter will be provided if requested by Monday, June 5, at 5 p.m. by calling (907) 786-1215 or emailing email@example.com.
The Family presents this event with support from Student Life and Leadership, Campus Diversity and Compliance, Residence Life, Student Union and Commuter Student Services. Many thanks to the individual Anchorage LGBT Community members who donated miles, pitched in and organized to make this event possible including The Four A’s and Anchorage PRIDE.
A trailer of the film is available here. Read more about the project here.
Wednesday, June 6, 7 p.m., at Out North, “On These Shoulders We Stand” will be shown as an official Pride Week event. An additional showing will be held at the Anchorage Senior Activity Center on June 6 at 1:30 p.m. After each screening, Filmmaker/Oral Historian Glenne McElhinney will be available for Q-and-A, along with Alaska LGBT elders at the Out North screening.