Social Action Committee Film Series
Sundays in February and March
The Unitarian Universalist Social Action Committee is proud to present an eight week series of interviews and documentary films that are current and thought provoking. Join us at the Provincetown Public Library in the Marc Jacobs Reading Room at 2 pm, each Sunday, throughout February & March as we share with you this diverse array of topics. You can expect from us a warm welcome, refreshments, and conversation that welcomes all voices, expressions and perspectives. We hope you will join us for this community-wide offering. No fee. Free so bring your friends!
The New Transgender Movement: Race, Poverty, Gender, Policing, and Pinkwashing
Almost 50 years, the modern LGBT movement was born in a riot in the West Village of New York City. In this episode, Laura Flander interview author and law professor Dean Spade on poverty, prisons, and the new transgender civil rights movement. And later in the show, an exclusive preview from Dean Spade’s new film about pinkwashing – The act of using support for LGBT issues to cover up other human rights abuses.
“Trans people aren’t the problem, gender binaries are,” so says Alok Vaid-Menon of Dark Matter, a transgender South Asian performance duo with Janani Balasubramanian. Dark Matter are playing to sold out audiences in theatres and art spaces around the world with their passionate, political poetry that explores race, gender, internationalism, liberation, and more, including a fierce critique of what they see as mainstream LGBT politics. Vaid-Menon also works with The Audre Lorde Project; Janani Balasubramanian is the primary organizer at the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project, a contributing writer at Black Girl Dangerous, and is working on a science fiction novel.