5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. / Portland, OR, 97211
Monday, June 24, 2019
Kennedy School History Pub
6 pm doors, 7 pm event
Free. First come, first served. Arrive early!
All ages welcome
Qualifies for “Attend a McMenamins History-Sponsored Event” Experience Stamp.
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6 pm doors, 7 pm eventFree. First come, first served. Arrive early!All ages welcome
Discussion moderated by Jeff Stookey (GLAPN-Gay & Lesbian Archives of the
Pacific Northwest) with Darcelle and Holly Hart.
the early hours of June 28, 1969, New York City police officers raided the
Stonewall Inn at 53 Christopher Street, the city’s most thriving gay club. They
swept through the bar, checking I.D.s and slapping handcuffs on anyone wearing
clothing that wasn’t “appropriate to one’s gender.” Though eyewitness testimony
varies on what specifically turned the rowdy scene volatile, eventually bar
patrons and onlookers in the streets began throwing everything from coins to
bricks at the police, who then retreated into the bar, calling in the riot
squad. That was the beginning of the Stonewall Riots.
Stonewall Riots, lasting six days, ultimately altered the course of American
culture for the past five decades. They are widely considered the single
most catalyzing event of the gay liberation movement and modern fight for LGBTQ
rights in the United States.
These monthly, free events are open to everyone interested in Oregon and Pacific Northwest history. Co-sponsored by like-minded historical and civic organizations, we bring you experts, scholars, first-person experiencers and historians who expound on topics from Lewis and Clark to shipwrecks, hop growing to women pioneers and far, far beyond. It's like being back in the classroom - except this time you get to settle into comfortable seats and enjoy a drink or two with dinner while you listen and learn.
This event is eligible for a History Pub Stamp
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