Pier Kids Screening

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Pier Kids Screening & Discussion

Thursday, December 9th, 6:00pm | The Zone, 133 W. 18th Street, Erie

Join us as we screen the film followed by a panel discussion with local leaders of the LGBTQ+ community on found families, homelessness, and mental and physical health. Registration is limited so reserve your seat today.

Free admission includes appetizers, two complimentary drink tickets (21+ with valid ID), and a seat for the screening and chat.

Schedule (All times are approximate):
  • 5:45 - Doors open
  • 6:00-6:15pm - Light appetizers and drinks
  • 6:15-7:35pm - Screening of Pier Kids
  • 7:35-8:00pm - Panel Discussion

Discussion Moderator:
  • Dana Rasmussen, TransFamily of NWPA

Discussion Panelists:
  • Angelica Spraggins, Journey to a Trauma Informed Life
  • Tammie Johnson, SafeNet
  • Leroy Oglesby, Erie's Public Schools

Masks are recommended, but not required.

Presented in partnership with Erie Gay News, TransFamily of NWPA, and Greater Erie Alliance for Equality.

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About the Film

On the Christopher Street Pier in New York City, homeless queer and trans youth of color forge friendships and chosen families, withstanding tremendous amounts of abuse while working to carve out autonomy in their lives. With intimate, immersive access to these fearless young people, Pier Kids highlights the precarity and resilience of a community many choose to ignore.

Truer Than Fiction Award, Independent Spirit Awards.
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  • Open Society Foundations

This program is made possible by a grant from American Documentary | POV, with funding provided by the Open Society Foundations.