Wednesday 06/23/21 1PM

A Year of Stonewall Protests: Portraits of Black Trans Liberation

Cover Image:

Photo credit: Ryan McGinley Courtesy the artist.

Image Description: Qween Jean leading The Stonewall Protests March in Manhattan, 2020.

This program will be presented via Zoom, register online here.

The Stonewall Protests is a grassroots collective that centers Black trans experiences. Each week over the past year, the collective has gathered in person to create healing circles to release pain and foster joy within the community.

In this conversation, lead organizers Qween Jean and Joela Rivera will share their work with the collective, and discuss how histories of trans protest inform their perspectives and actions. Artists are an integral part of The Stonewall Protests, and photographs significantly document and amplify the gatherings and their impact. Four photographers—Lucy Baptiste., Ryan McGinley, Jarrett Robertson, and Madison Swart—will each share portraits they’ve taken. Then, the entire panel will consider the relationship between these striking images, the work of The Stonewall Protests, and where they hope this work will lead.

This program expands on the themes in the exhibition Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America, previously on view from February 17–June 6, 2021.

Accessibility: we strive to make our programs as accessible as possible. For full accessibility information, including services available by request, please click here.


New Museum Digital Initiatives are generously supported by Hermine and David B. Heller.

We gratefully acknowledge the Research & Residency Council of the New Museum for its support of Education and Public Engagement Programs.
Artist support is provided, in part, by Laura Skoler.

Support for Education and Public Engagement programs is provided, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Endowment support is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund; and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.

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