For Today

A Night of LGBTQ-Friendly Film and Live Drag
Catch this STIFF Fest exclusive event featuring live drag and over-the-top films that tackle LGBTQ issues. Films on the agenda include S(h)eattle, Happy Halloween Christmas Whore, Scissr, Walks Like A...., Goldie, and Taking It for Granted.

After the screening, audience members can participate in a Q&A session with the filmmaker—grab a ticket ahead of time for this jam-packed evening.

A Night of LGBTQ-Friendly Film and Live Drag
, Mon, May 4, 8pm, Jet City Improv, 5510 University Way NE, $12
For Tuesday

An Evening with Laverne Cox
Orange Is the New Black star is headed to Seattle this spring: Activist Laverne Cox will talk identity, her rise to fame, and empowerment. Known for her breakthrough role as Sophia Burset, an incarcerated black trans woman, she's making waves in mainstream media and has rounded up an Emmy nomination and a Time magazine cover in the last year. 
Along with being the first trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show, she's an inspirational public speaker—don't miss this exclusive chance to hear her story. 

An Evening with Laverne Cox, Tue, May 5, 7pm, UW Husky Union Building Ballroom, 4001 Stevens Way NE, $25

Advance Notice for May 7

Immigration in Context

Back in March, the Wing Luke Museum launched Belonging: Before and After the Immigration Act of 1965, an exhibit that reflects on the 50th anniversary of key immigration legislation. To fuel some of that momentum, Immigration in Context brings together a panel of scholars and activists to a discussion about immigration and how our country's attitudes have changed over time. 

Panelists include Soya Jung of Changelab, Chandan Reddy from the University of Washington, Ray Corona of the DREAM Act Coalition, Maru Mora Villalpando of NWDC Resistance and Not1More, and Sandy Restrepo of Colectiva Legal del Pueblo. That's a lot of amazing activists in one place—and it's free, but make sure to RSVP.

Immigration in Context: How the Last 50 Years Reshaped U.S. Politics, Economy, and Culture, Thu, May 7, 6pm, Wing Luke Museum, 719 S King St, Free with RSVP

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