Events and Activities

KDocsFF Presents: My Name Was January

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To mark November 20th as the Transgender Day of Remembrance, KDocsFF, the KFA's LGBTQ2S+ Committee, and the KSA's Queer Initiative are co-hosting KPU's premiere screening of My Name was January. Directed by Journalism alumni Elina Gress and Lenée Son​, the documentary celebrates the life of the late trans activist, January Marie Lapuz. You can view the film's official trailer here.

Originally developed as a Surrey Pride event to be held at the Surrey Conference Centre, KDocsFF Presents: My Name was January has been recommissioned as a virtual event. Film producer Alex Sangha will deliver his keynote at 4:00pm, which will be followed by the screening at 4:15pm and a panel discussion moderated by Criminology's Tara Lyons beginning at 4:40pm. Panelists include filmmaker Elina Gress; Canada's premiere transsexual fetish lady, Velvet Steele; and non-binary student activist Jack Kennedy, who will be joined by Alex Sangha. The proceedings conclude at 5:30pm.

We gratefully acknowledge the event's sponsor, the President's Diversity and Equity Commitee (PDEC).

Pre-registration is open now for the FREE community event. Please email to register and recieve the live link to the event when it becomes available.

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