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Tuesday, 5/30/2023
6:00 - 7:30
James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center - 3rd Fl
Main Library

100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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Miss Major, revolutionary black trans activist, will be joined by co-author Toshio Meronek to celebrate and discuss their new book, Miss Major Speaks. Note: Miss Major will appear virtually from her home in Arkansas. Book sale provided by The Green Arcade.

Miss Major is a Black, transgender activist who has fought for over fifty years for her trans/gender nonconforming community. Major is a veteran of the infamous Stonewall Riots, a former sex worker, and a survivor of Dannemora Prison and Bellevue Hospital’s “queen tank.” Her global legacy of activism is rooted in her own experiences, and she continues her work to uplift transgender women of color, particularly those who have survived incarceration and police brutality. Miss Major’s fierce commitment and intersectional approach to justice brought her to care directly for people with HIV/AIDS in New York in the early 1980s, and later to drive San Francisco’s first mobile needle exchange. As director of the TGI Justice Project, she’d return to prisons as a mentor to her ‘gurls’ inside. She now runs House of GG, a retreat center for trans and gender nonconforming leaders from the Southern U.S., in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Toshio Meronek writes about social movements and queer politics from San Francisco.


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