Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 5:30 pm
Photo of Miss Major
Major! is a documentary film exploring the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for more than 40 years. A discussion with the filmmakers and a reception follows the screening. Free.
Fine Arts Building, Coppola Theatre
Safe Zone
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Miss Major is a veteran of the Stonewall Rebellion and a survivor of Attica State Prison, a former sex worker, an elder, and a community leader and human rights activist. She is simply “Mama” to many in her community. If history is held within us, embodied in our loves and losses, then Miss Major is a living library, a resource for generations to come to more fully understand the rich heritage of the queer rights movement that is so often whitewashed and rendered invisible.

At the heart of Major! is a social justice framework that puts the subjects at the center of their story. Major! is produced in collaboration with Miss Major, the film’s participants and a trans people of color community advisory board to ensure that these stories, which are so often marginalized, exoticized or played for tragic drama, retain the agency and humanity of those who tell them.


  • Safe Zone
  • School of Cinema
  • Communication Studies Department
  • Women and Gender Studies Department
  • Equity Programs and Compliance
  • Dean of Students office
  • Health Promotion and Wellness