A group of activists held the first organized civil rights demonstrations in front of Independence Hall and Liberty Bell in Philadelphia on July 4, 1965. Photo © Mattachine Society.
WHYY and Independence Visitor Center Corporation present the premiere of The Pursuit: 50 Years in the Fight for LGBT Rights, a documentary film by Ilana Trachtmen, supported by the Center. Illuminating the 50-year history and progress of the LGBTQ civil rights movement, The Pursuit highlights the powerful experiences of Gay Rights movement pioneers with interviews, archival images, and footage of leading LGBTQ figures.
A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m., and the film screening will begin at 6:30 p.m.
- EventC3 Initiative "Chester Made" Information-Gathering Sessions
Supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the Chester Cultural Corridor Initiative takes a novel approach to city planning, using theater and community dialogue to inform the revitalization of the Chester Cultural Corridor (C3) along Avenue of the States between City Hall and Widener University.event-contentc3-initiative-quot-chester-made-quot-information-gathering-sessions
- Grants & GranteesAn Exploration of Interpretive Approaches to the Arch Street Meeting House
A series of pilot projects will evaluate which interpretive stories, themes, and methods most successfully engage today's audiences with the Arch Street Meeting House—a National Historic Landmark and Philadelphia's first burial ground—and will offer participants a unique opportunity to learn about Quaker history.grant-contentan-exploration-of-interpretive-approaches-to-the-arch-street-meeting-house
- Grants & GranteesRAIR: Live at the Dump
This interactive, site-specific program invited audiences to explore a Northeast Philadelphia recycling facility from the artist's perspective, with a series of films, performances, and discussions focused on increasing public awareness of the waste stream and the role of art in shaping social and environmental consciousness.grant-contentrair-live-at-the-dump