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.

Una Mullally is a journalist, broadcaster and author from Ireland. She writes a weekly column for the Irish Times. Her first book, In The Name Of Love, an oral history of the movement for marriage equality in Ireland, was published in December 2014. She edited the bestselling anthology, Repeal the 8th, published in 2018. In 2016 she was appointed the Independent Chair of the committee that developed Ireland’s first National LGBT Youth Strategy. She co-presents the United Ireland podcast.

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Jun 15 2021


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