“Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement explores the June 1969 police raid of the Stonewall Inn as the flashpoint that ignited the modern gay rights movement in the United States. In the fifty years since the Stonewall Uprising, America’s LGBTQ population has struggled for equal rights and representation under the law. Rise Up shares the voices and tells the stories of this movement.”
Village members will join Howard Brown Health’s Vernita Gray Council for Philanthropy (VGC) for a guided tour of the exhibit: 5:00 – 5:30, check in, 5:30-6:30 PM exhibit tour. Following the tour, you have the option to attend a public program –Rise Up Closing Program: Storytelling with Outspoken, 6:30 – 8:00 PM, a series of captivating true personal stories focusing on gay rights and civil rights, featuring a variety of LGBTQ+ storytellers taking the audience on their journeys.
Attendance is extremely limited and RSVPs are require to attend; the museum is generously waiving admission for the combined group of HBH and TVC attendees. The exhibit will be closing on May 8. Members of TVC attending the exhibit will offer rides if they can.
Directions to the Museum: https://www.ilholocaustmuseum.org/visit/plan-your-visit/