Fifty Years Over the Rainbow : the Stonewall Riots and the legacy of Judy Garland

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Fifty Years Over the Rainbow : the Stonewall Riots and the legacy of Judy Garland

July 3 @ 11:00 pm - July 4 @ 12:30 am

Fifty Years Over the Rainbow : the Stonewall Riots and the legacy of Judy Garland
 

Wednesday, July 3
Main Library
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Registration opens June 26

On the afternoon of June 27, 1969, Judy Garland’s funeral was held in Manhattan. Later that same evening in Greenwich Village, violent demonstrations erupted at the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay venue in the city when it was raided by police. The Stonewall Riots are widely considered to be the catalyst of the modern gay rights movement, while Judy Garland’s sustained connection with the gay community has only increased since her death. We’ll discuss the legacies of Judy Garland and the Stonewall Riots and how they continue to influence modern gay culture and society at large.
Presented by Michelle Johnston, a PhD student at Wilfrid Laurier University in history, with a focus on twentieth century American social and cultural history

Details

Start:
July 3 @ 11:00 pm
End:
July 4 @ 12:30 am
Website:
https://events.time.ly/z2k79y4/31152205

Venue

WPL – Main Branch @ 35 Albert St. , Waterloo, ON

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