Who: The Dolores Huerta Foundation in collaboration with Building Healthy Communities, South Kern and the California Endowment
What: Presentation of the film “Raising Zoey” followed by a panel discussion with film stars Ofelia and Zoey and director Dante Alencastre
When: Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Maya Cinemas, 1000 California Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93304
Register on Eventbrite to RSVP @https://www.facebook.com/events/267825010346230
Bakersfield, CA – Raising Zoey is a heartwarming film about a family faced with the insurmountable challenges of a youth’s gender transition. This pioneering documentary, RAISING ZOEY, which follows one of Los Angeles’ bravest, and youngest, trans rights activists, Zoey Luna (last year’s LA Pride’s Grand Marshall) just after winning a case against her school district for discrimination, as she begins hormone treatments and publicly advocates for change with her mother and sister always by her side. From Latino filmmaker, Dante Alencastre.
Instinctively and unconditionally supporting her daughter’s journey, Ofelia reaches out to a community beyond her resources for guidance and knowledge. “Zoey is not special because she is trans. She is special because she is my child.”
Join Zoey Luna, her mother Ofelia, and director Dante Alencastre for a panel after the screening
The Dolores Huerta Foundation Equality Program partners with community organizations and community members throughout Kern County and California to advance and protect the rights of the LGBT community while promoting inclusion and their wellbeing. The Dolores Huerta Foundation Equality Team has initiated a youth-led bilingual public awareness campaign to promote family acceptance, safer school climate, and come together to discuss strategies and solutions for improving issues negatively affecting LGBT youth. In addition, they have created public education workshops and trainings to inform allies and the community at large in Kern County about LGBT identity, rights, and culture.
Contact: Moises Duran, DHF Equality Organizer
(661) 578-0140, email@example.com