We are excited to announce that CeCe McDonald will be the Keynote Speaker and recipient of the Bayard Rustin Civil Rights Award at our Annual Dinner & Gayla on Thursday, August 7th at CCSF Mission Campus.
CeCe McDonald was a political prisoner incarcerated for defending herself against a racist, transphobic assault in July 2010. Due to her willingness to fight, supporters and activists in Minneapolis and across the U.S. built up a solidarity campaign to demand her freedom, and were able to win her a reduced sentence. After serving a 17-month term, she was released in January 2014.
After her release, CeCe quickly became a leading and outspoken fighter in the movements for LGBTQ liberation, prison abolition, and racial justice. She is currently working on a forthcoming documentary with actress Laverne Cox on her case, “Free CeCe”. She was the Grand Marshall of Seattle Pride this year, and has spoken on Democracy Now!, MSNBC, and various other media outlets.
We are thrilled to be welcoming CeCe to San Francisco and honored that she will be joining us at our dinner on August 7th. Don’t miss out on your chance to see and hear from CeCe. Table sponsorships and tickets are still available.
The Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club’s Annual Dinner & Gayla
Thursday, August 7th, 2014
City College of San Francisco's Mission Campus
1125 Valencia Street
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