Chicago History Museum and Association of Latinos/as/x Motivating Action Present Documentary Highlighting Experiences of Latinx LGBTQIA+ Communities during COVID-19
The Chicago History Museum and OUT at CHM, in partnership with Association of Latinos/as/x Motivating Action (ALMA), is honored to present the premiere screening of “Seguimos Aqui (We’re Still Here): Pride, Pandemic & Perseverance.” The 30-minute documentary will premiere at the Museum on July 22nd at 7:00 p.m. followed by a panel discussion and reception. The screening is free to the public and will also be streamed on the museum’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.
“The Chicago History Museum and OUT at CHM are proud to partner with ALMA to tell the dynamic stories of Latinx LGBTQIA+ communities in Chicago and hear first-hand of their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Donald Lassere, president and CEO of the Chicago History Museum. “It is imperative to elevate their voices and tell Chicago stories from dynamic perspectives and we are honored to bring ‘Seguimos Aqui (We’re Still Here): Pride, Pandemic & Perseverance’ to our audiences.”
Produced by SoapBox Productions and Organizing, “Seguimos Aqui (We’re Still Here): Pride, Pandemic & Perseverance” tells the stories of four LGBTQ+ identifying Latinx Chicagoans as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, interpersonal struggles, and community triumphs throughout a turbulent yet powerful 2020. Alma A. Vásquez “Nissa Conde”, entertainer and artist, Luis Lira, community health advocate for Esperanza Health Centers, LaSaia Wade, Founder and Executive Director of Brave Space Alliance, and Reyna Ortiz, Trans Resource Navigator and author of T: Stands for Truth: In search of the Queen Vol. 1 are Latinx LGBTQ+ leaders from different backgrounds who use the power of self-determination, love, and community to not only survive but help their communities.
For more information on the premiere screening of “Seguimos Aqui (We’re Still Here): Pride, Pandemic & Perseverance,” please visit: chicagohistory.org/event/premiere-screening-seguimos-aqui/
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