Special Episode: Discussing Marsha P. Johnson to Commemorate Black History Month

February 20, 2021

For Black History Month, on our show we had Western University's Society of Graduate Students (SOGS) Racial and Inclusivity Commissioner (Denise Kamyuka) and the Pride Commissioner (Shannon Carnahan) to chat about an important documentary recently screened at a SOGS Advocacy event: The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson. Denise and Shannon discussed the remarkable life of Marsha as the leading gay rights advocate especially in the Stonewall uprising in 1969. Hosts Elizabeth Mohler and Yousuf Hasan asked questions about Marsha's impact, mysterious death, and why Johnson chose "Marsha P. Johnson" as her drag queen name. 

Hear more about SOGS Advocacy on the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SOGS.Advocacy and check out their upcoming online event on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2021 AT 11 AM EST – 12:30 PM EST Anti-Racism and EDI in Higher Education with Dr. Kaniki https://www.facebook.com/events/535326700761000/

Denise Kamyuka is available by email at racial.equity@sogs.ca and Shannon-Thomas Carnahan is available by email at pride@sogs.ca or on the SOGS Discord https://discord.gg/A7hMX34 

Full Video Available on YouTube

Recorded on Feb 15, 2021

Produced by Ariel Frame

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