50 YEARS of PRIDE: Celebrating New York City’s First Pride March

June 25, 2020 | 6:30PM to 7:30PM

“Never in history had so many gay and lesbian people come together in one place and for a common endeavor.” – Lillian Faderman, historian

** FREE **

On June 28, 1970, to mark the one-year anniversary of Stonewall, thousands joined the Christopher Street Liberation Day March, now known as the Pride March. At the time, it was the largest gathering of LGBT people in one place for a common purpose and greatly contributed to solidifying the significance of Stonewall in LGBT history.

Join us to honor the 50th Anniversary of this event and the individuals whose behind-the-scenes efforts made the event a reality — in particular Craig Rodwell, whose vision and determination set the tone for a new generation of activists and changed the course of history. Featuring Project co-directors Andrew Scott Dolkart, Jay Shockley and Ken Lustbader.

This event is made possible with generous support from American Express, Consolidated Edison, and NYC & Co. Foundation.



6:25PM — Zoom check-in and chat
6:30PM — Kick-off by Project co-director Ken Lustbader
6:35PM — Virtual presentation and celebration of the 1970 Christopher Street Liberation Day March, including its planning and those involved in organizing. Presented by Project co-directors Andrew Scott Dolkart, Ken Lustbader and Jay Shockley
7:15PM — Q&A
7:30PM — Conversation & Community



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