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COACHELLA– Raising Zoey Film Screening + Q&A

February 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am12:30 pm

Free
COACHELLA–California LGBT Arts Alliance, in partnership with East Coachella Valley Pride, will host a free community film screening and panel discussion of the independent documentary “Raising Zoey” on Saturday, February 9th at Bagdouma Community Center in the City of Coachella.  The all-ages, family-friendly, and bilingual event will feature a screening of the documentary, a light reception, and panel discussion on family LGBTQIA+ acceptance within the Latinx community with Zoey Luna, her mother, Ofelia Barba and the director of the documentary, Dante Alencastre.Released in 2016 and featured at landmark festivals such as Outfest in Los Angeles and the British Film Institute’s London Film Festival, “Raising Zoey” follows the story of 13 year-old trans activist Zoey Luna who wants nothing more than to simply go to school, learn, have fun with her friends in Downey, CA. Unfortunately, ignorance and intolerance have not always made this easy. With the help of her mother Ofelia, her older sister Leticia and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Zoey fought school officials for her right to self-identify in school. Even in the face of bullying and endless teasing from both school officials and students, Zoey determinedly continues to live her life as she is and tells her story in the hopes of helping others persevere in living their authentic lives.

Saturday February 9th 2019. 
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Bagdouma Community Center, 51 – 251 Douma Street, City of Coachella 92236

Featuring a light reception + panel discussion on family acceptance within the Latinx community with Zoey Luna, her mother, Ofelia Barba and the director of the documentary, Dante Alencastre.

RSVP: bit.ly/RaisingZoeyCV

Presented with support from the California Arts Council and California Humanities, a partner of the NEH. Visit www.calhum.org

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#LGBTQIA

This event is supported by California Humanities through an Humanities for All Quick Grant. 

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¡Únanse a la Alianza de Artes LGBT de California para una proyección pública gratuita del documental “Raising Zoey”!

Presentando un recepción + panel de debate sobre la aceptación de la familia dentro de la comunidad Latinx con Zoey Luna, su madre, Ofelia Barba y el director del documental, Dante Alencastre.

La activista transgenero de 13 años Zoey Luna no quiere nada más que ir a la escuela, aprender, divertirse con sus amigas en Downey, California. Desafortunadamente, la ignorancia y la intolerancia no siempre han hecho que esto sea fácil. Con la ayuda de su madre Ofelia, su hermana mayor Leticia y la ACLU, Zoey luchó contra las autoridades escolares por su derecho a identificarse en la escuela. Incluso frente a la intimidación y las interminables burlas de los funcionarios de la escuela y los estudiantes, Zoey continúa viviendo su vida como tal y cuenta su historia con la esperanza de ayudar a otros a vivir sus vidas autenticamente.

RSVP: bit.ly/RaisingZoeyCV

Details

Date:
February 9, 2019
Time:
9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://bit.ly/RaisingZoeyCV

Venue

Bagdouma Community Center
51 Douma Street
Coachella, CA 92236
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