AUTOGRAPH, LONDON

oestrogeneration presents: MAJOR! Film Screening and Discussion

Thu 11 Aug 2022 || 6 - 9pm

Free, booking essential

A screening of the documentary film MAJOR! exploring the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder and activist, followed by a community-centred dinner prioritising trans women of colour

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Autograph
Rivington Place
London EC2A 3BA, UK


TICKETS

TICKETS

Tickets are free, please book a ticket in advance to join us 

ABOUT THE Event

An evening of community, connection and celebration prioritising trans women and transfeminine people of colour.

The evening will begin with a screening of the documentary film MAJOR! 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 colour for over 40 years.

The film will be followed by a breathing exercise led by House of Revlon’s Bam Bam and an informal conversation over a shared Ethiopian vegan meal, catered by Red Tent Ethiopia. The discussion will be facilitated by cultural producer and community organiser June Bellebono and will use the film as a starting point from which to share reflections and explore the ways we can apply the sisterhood displayed in a UK context.



Watch the trailer





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Event Organisers and speakers

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oestrogeneration

oestrogeneration is an online magazine platform highlighting the voices of trans women and transfeminine people in the UK. oestrogeneration was created as a direct response to transmisogyny in the media and out of a need for trans women to hold an independent space to own their narratives. To find out more on, visit oestrogeneration's website.

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June Bellebono

June Bellebono is a London-based cultural producer, writer, educator - but also a party girl, fashion enthusiast, and lover of friendships. June founded and runs oestrogeneration, an online magazine platform highlighting transfeminine voices in the UK. Their writing has featured in gal-dem, i-news, East Side Voices and Letters from the Grief Club anthologies.

June is the founder and host of Queer Good Grief, a peer support group by and for bereaved LGBTQ+ people, as well as a trainer for Good Night Out Campaign, a mentor for Spectra London, and facilitator for Remember and Resist. They have delivered talks for LGBT Foundation, Foundation FM, Shelter, The World Transformed, Decolonising Economics, Doc N’ Roll Film Fest, Dalston Superstore, English PEN and Free Books Fest.

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Bam Bam

Omar Jordan Phillips is a producer and movement artist interested in driving artistic work for social change. Omar quickly became a cornerstone of the London Ballroom Scene, where they are known as Bam Bam of the iconic House of Revlon. They have performed locally and internationally, facilitating workshops and curating events. Bam Bam believes in the power of Voguing as a form of social activism. They create work that explores identity and the deconstruction of learned ideas of gender, sexuality, desire, and race. 

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SAFETY MEASURES

Film

The film has a run time of 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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subtitles

The film is in English and will have English subtitles.

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Accessible Toilets

Each floor has an accessible toilet. All toilets are single-occupancy and unisex.

Accessible venue

Our gallery is a step free venue that welcomes people with all types of disabilities. Download our accessibility guide.

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Food and Drink

Drinks and vegan food will be provided by Red Tent Ethiopia. Allergen information will be provided on the night. No alcohol will be served.

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Relaxed Screening

This will be a relaxed screening and attendees are welcome to get up and move around, speak or make noise if they want to/feel the need to.

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Content note

MAJOR! contains language and descriptions of police brutality, incarceration, and sexual assault. This event is for 18+.

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Photography notice

Please note that we will be taking photographs at this event. You can let us know on the night if you don't wish to be photographed.

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Air conditioned

Our gallery is air conditioned and we will have an air purifier in the room which filters more than 99.97% of particles.

PART OF Autograph's 2022 Open Call

Each year, Autograph has an Open Call for event proposals from emerging cultural producers who are working on a new or early stage project. For successful applicants, Autograph provides a budget, curatorial fee, and support to help make the event happen. This event is a result of our 2022 Open Call.

Banner image: Miss Major & TGIJP members at SF Pride. ©2015 Floating Ophelia Productions LLC.

Images on page: 1, 3 + 4) Poster art by Querido Galdo ©2016 What Do We Want Films & Floating Ophelia Productions LLC. 2) Miss Major at SF Pride. ©2015 Floating Ophelia Productions LLC. 5) oestrogeneration logo. 6) June Bellebono.