Free Screening and Panel Discussion of ‘My Name Was January’
The Metro Vancouver Premiere of the multiple international award-winning local indie doc, My Name Was January, will be held at SFU Surrey.
Thursday, February 28th, 2019
Doors Open at 6:00 pm. Reception to follow at the end of the event.
SFU Surrey, Westminster Savings Lecture Theatre &ndashl Room 2600, 250-13450 102 Avenue, Surrey
This special event is sponsored by the SFU Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies as part of the Margaret Lowe Benston Lecture Series in Social Justice. Lara Campbell, Professor and Department Chair, states “that the movie embodies the deepest principles of social justice and that the department is honoured to support and honour the lives of trans women.”
Confirmed panelists Include:
- Alex Sangha – Producer and Cast Member
- Elina Gress – Director
- Lenée Son – Director
- Velvet Steele – Cast Member
The panel will be facilitated by Jennifer Marchbank who is a Professor in the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Department at SFU.
When a trans sister, January Marie Lapuz, is brutally murdered in her own home in New Westminster, BC, a community reacts and her friends and other trans women of colour come to share and voice their issues, concerns, and challenges. January was seen as a bright light in the lives of many. This is the story of January, a friend, a daughter, a person. This film will not only bring justice to January, but to all the women who have lost their lives. January had a beautiful soul, and now part of her soul rests in each and every one of us.