America in Transition
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 7:00pm • Ragle Hall, Serkin Center
Screening and Discussion with André Pérez
America in Transition (AIT) is a documentary series and community engagement campaign that explores community, family, and social issues for trans people of color across the United States. Director and Marlboro alum André Pérez founded the Trans Oral History Project seven years ago, motivated by the isolation he felt growing up in a military family in Virginia. This new project is about supporting the fight for trans liberation by hosting discussions and screenings in places where people most need to have these conversations—churches, high schools, rural community centers. They plan to work with community partners to develop tools for local organizers who want to activate allies in their own communities. Join André on his journey across the country to document real life in the trans community, from a daughter mourning her mom to a veteran seeking redemption and woman fleeing Mexico after a friend is beheaded.