‘From Selma to Stonewall’ Screening at Ithaca College

By Dave Maley, September 27, 2019
Documentary follows unlikely pair who both seek equality.

The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen series at Ithaca College will host a showing of the documentary “From Selma to Stonewall” on Wednesday, Oct. 2. Free and open to the public, the film will be shown at 6 p.m. in Textor 103.

The documentary follows a black, straight preacher and a white, lesbian activist as they seek to find the intersection between the Civil Rights and the LGBTQ equality movements. The Rev. Gil Caldwell is an 82-year-old retired United Methodist pastor, Civil Rights foot soldier and colleague of Martin Luther King. Marilyn Bennett is 54-year-old author, activist and national organizer. They met while working to change the anti-LGBTQ policies of the United Methodist Church and bonded when they were arrested together in an act of nonviolent civil disobedience.

The film is being presented in collaboration with OURstory is not HIStory, with a panel discussion taking place following the screening.

The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen series is sponsored by the Ithaca College Center for LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services. For more information, visit Ithaca.edu/lgbt.