Join us for a special viewing and discussion of the Emmy-winning documentary Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria, with filmmaker, author and professor Susan Stryker.
Screaming Queens tells the story of the first collective act of militant resistance to the social oppression of queer people in the United States – a riot by transgender women and drag queens who fought police harassment at Compton's Cafeteria in San Francisco's Tenderloin in 1966, three years before the famous riot at Stonewall Inn bar in NYC.
Susan Stryker PhD, is a professor, historian, author, filmmaker, and theorist whose work focuses on gender and human sexuality. She is Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Arizona, former director of the Institute for LGBT Studies, and founder of the Transgender Studies Initiative. She is the founding co-editor of the journal TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly and author of Transgender History: The Roots of Today’s Revolution.