February 12, 2018 at 5pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Join us as we screen two episodes of America in Transition, a new documentary series exploring community, family, and social issues for trans people of color across the United States.
EP 1: LEARNING TO RECOGNIZE MYSELF AGAIN
Arkansas: The threat of violence is an everyday experience for trans people. When Tiommi Luckett’s worst fears come true, she struggles to reconnect with the bold, adventurous woman she’s always been against a backdrop of self-imposed isolation. Episode addresses HIV criminalization, sexual violence, and healing from trauma.
EP 3: CALLED TO SERVE
North Carolina: After his family and church rejected him, Z becomes the marine he always wanted to be. His life is upended when he’s kicked out under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and he becomes an unlikely activist. Join Z as he searches for love and belonging amidst rising political tensions caused by HB2. Episode addresses civil rights, faith, and LGBTQ history.
Following the screening, Director Andre Perez will discuss trans media towards social justice and answer questions from the audience.