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Film Festival: Mama Gloria

September 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm EDT

Mama Gloria focuses on ‘Chicago’s Black transgender icon Gloria Allen, now in her 70s, who blazed a trail for trans people like few others before her. Emerging from Chicago’s South Side drag ball culture in the 1960s, Gloria overcame traumatic violence to become a proud leader in her community. Most famously, she pioneered a charm school for young transgender people that served as inspiration for the hit play Charm.

Discussants: Mama Gloria and Filmmaker Luchina Fisher


September 14, 2021
7:00 pm EDT
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