PRIDE Month: Stonewall Event
The Stonewall Riots, also called the Stonewall Uprising, began in the early hours of June 28, 1969 when New York City police raided the Stonewall Inn, an LGBTQ+ club located in Greenwich Village in New York City. The raid sparked a riot among bar patrons and neighborhood residents as police roughly hauled employees and patrons out of the bar, leading to six days of protests and violent clashes with law enforcement outside the bar on Christopher Street, in neighboring streets and in nearby Christopher Park. The Stonewall Riots served as a catalyst for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States and around the world.
Today, celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and LGBTQ+ events attract millions of participants around the world. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that LGBTQ+ individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.
Please join Western Campus as we honor these amazing individuals on Stonewall Day, June 28, from 10:30 am- 2:30 pm in the Galleria. Student Engagement will be showing the documentary Stonewall Uprising and providing information on LGBTQ+ events and resources.
Tuesday, June 28 at 10:30am to 2:30pm
Western Campus, Galleria
11000 Pleasant Valley Rd., Parma, OH 44130