Illuminating Intersections: LGBTQ POC History Panel
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About The Event
In the early hours of June 28, 1969, transgender women of color led the fight against police brutality and intimidation at the Stonewall Inn bar, igniting the LGBTQ rights movement in the United States.
As we approach the 50th anniversary of this momentous event, join us for a panel discussion on the too-often forgotten contributions of LGBTQ communities of color to our country’s history.
Rheya Spigner KCCI will facilitate this discussion. Panelists include:
-Joseph Mounsey/Sr. Freida Peoples (all pronouns), Motor City Sisters member and LGBTQ activist based in Des Moines
-Tony Khuth (he/him/his), Iowa Safe Schools board member and 2019 LGBTQ Leadership Institute class member
-Sonia Reyes-Snyder (she/her/hers), Iowa Office of Latino Affairs executive director
-Norio Umezu Hall (he/him/his), One Iowa Action board member and Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault publications specialist for the Resource Sharing Project
-Kelly Quinn (she/her/hers), Sac & Fox Tribe Meskwaki Nation member and activist, 2019 LGBTQ Leadership Institute class member
This is the first in the Illuminating Intersections quarterly event series. Illuminating Intersections is a collaboration between One Iowa, NAACP Des Moines, Iowa Queer Communities of Color Coalition, and Capital Crossroads aimed at shining a spotlight on how race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and more interact and shape our life experiences.