Fifty Years Over the Rainbow : the Stonewall Riots and the legacy of Judy Garland

When:
3 July 2019 @ 7:00 pm
2019-07-03T19:00:00-04:00
2019-07-03T19:30:00-04:00
Where:
WPL - Main Branch
35 Albert St.
Waterloo
ON
Contact:
Waterloo Public Library

Fifty Years Over the Rainbow : the Stonewall Riots and the legacy of Judy Garland

 

On the afternoon of June 27, 1969, Judy Garland’s funeral was held in Manhattan. Later that same evening in Greenwich Village, violent demonstrations erupted at the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay venue in the city when it was raided by police. The Stonewall Riots are widely considered to be the catalyst of the modern gay rights movement, while Judy Garland’s sustained connection with the gay community has only increased since her death. We’ll discuss the legacies of Judy Garland and the Stonewall Riots and how they continue to influence modern gay culture and society at large.

Presented by Michelle Johnston, a PhD student at Wilfrid Laurier University in history, with a focus on twentieth century American social and cultural history

Author: KWPeace

KWPeace is a website to link the many Peace and Social Justice organizations in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and the Waterloo Region townships. KWPeace tries to provide a comprehensive calendar of events.