June may have been Pride Month (and with good reason: this year we commemorated 50 years since the Stonewall riots, which began June 28, 1969), but here in Tacoma, we're just getting started! We're ecstatic to once again be part of Tacoma Pride programming, which begins July 9.
Every other month, The Grand Cinema hosts a special Science on Screen event, pairing a film with a scientific presentation. For our June 12 Science on Screen, we connected with Korean astronaut Soyeon Yi to present before the film Hidden Figures. Once we started promoting the program, the Tacoma Action Collective reached out, sharing that by not including African American women in our presentation, we were excluding and erasing their contributions. We realized we had made a serious mistake and that we must make a change. Here's how we worked with the Tacoma Action Collective to right this wrong:
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The Grand Cinema is a proud partner of Tacoma’s annual Pride festival, bringing the cinematic art of storytelling front and center. This year we are sharing LGBTQA stories of youth, creativity, and families - stories of discovery, identity, love, and expression.
Beyond the great content of our featured Pride films, we’re also inviting you to get inspired and to connect with our community through two very special events. Here’s what we’re doing for our 2016 Pride Film Series: