As part of Pride History Month and in honor of National Coming Out Day, the Lewes Public Library, CAMP Rehoboth, Women’s March Sussex – DE are hosting a screening of Stonewall Uprising on Friday, October 11 at 6:00 pm. Written by David Heilbroner and directed by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, this film was based on the book Stonewall: The Riots that Sparked the Gay Revolution. The film first aired on PBS’ American Experience and has a running time of 83 minutes.
This year marks 50 years since the events in this film, events that became a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement. When police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City on June 28, 1969, the street erupted into violent protests that lasted for the next six days. The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world.
Immediately following the screening there will be a panel discussion featuring Batya Hyman from CAMP Rehoboth as well LBGTQ activists Mitch Crane and Peter Schott from Delaware Stonewall PAC. The panel will be moderated by Paulette Rappa. Registration is requested. Sign up on the library’s website (www.lewes.lib.de.us), call the library at 302- 645-2733, or stop by the Circulation Desk.
Image: Movie poster for Stonewell Uprising