The Rebellion that Sparked a Revolution: Karla Jay on Stonewall
What started as a spontaneous act of defiance by 200 patrons of the Stonewall Inn bar, transformed into a new era of LGBTQI+ activism. There are many myths and inaccuracies about what transpired over several nights in New York City in the summer of 1969, but the results were undeniable. The voices of the LGBTQI+ community would be heard. Karla Jay gives a first-hand account of she saw during the Stonewall Uprising and how it inspired her to a lifetime of activism. Watch on Facebook Live.
Karla Jay is the award-winning author of ten books, an acclaimed scholar, and cultural critic. She has been an activist for Civil Rights, Peace, Women’s Rights, and LGBTQ rights for over a half century. She was a Professor of English and directed the women’s and gender studies program at Pace University between 1974 and 2009. She features in PRIDE, a newly released six-part documentary series chronicling the struggle for LGBTQ civil rights in America from the 1950s until today.