Avant Stonewall : "Screaming Queens" • projection / discussion

20 Mar 2019 18:30
→ 20 Mar 2019 21:00
Queer Week
Université Paris VIII Vincennes - Saint-Denis
2 rue de la Liberté - Saint-Denis
See on a map

👑 BEFORE STONEWALL • For a memory of trans struggles

⚡ Conference / projection / discussion ⚡

While it still seems difficult today to find a space where the memory of LGBTQIA + struggles can be gathered, it seems more complex to understand how it is marked by a selective construction of history. Some memories have been put forward, others not, to the detriment of certain events. Our struggles are not only contemporary, they are in an evolutionary and contextual continuity. Our story is one of perpetual motion. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, how can we rethink this historiography and highlight our memories, swept by time?

🕓 Wednesday 20th March from 18h30 to 21h
👉 Paris 8 University - A1-181 Movie Theater


► Introduction / conference
with the kind presence of Karine Espineira, Maud-Yeuse Thomas and Quentin Zimmerman

► Screening (from 19h)
"Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria"
by Susan Stryker and Victor Silverman (United States, 56 ', 2005)
It is a commonplace night in San Francisco in the blaze of August 1966. In the inner city of Tenderloin, Compton's cafeteria is home to its usual homeless, transgender, and sex workers. The management of the cafe, overwhelmed by the excesses of certain customers, eventually called the police.
When a cop tries to stop one of the "queens", it throws his coffee in his face. The disorder breaks out and, very quickly, the confrontation continues in the street. For the first time, a band of drag queens rose up against police violence by pushing the cops with stilettos and handbags.
That night at Compton's one thing was certain: things would never be the same again.

► After the session, do not hesitate, we stay there
We will be happy to break new doors, always in your company!

👑 With the intervention of:

Karine Espineira, media sociologist, associate member of the LEGS, Paris 8 University. Transfeminist activist. published among other books "Transidentities: Order and Gender Panic" (2015); "Mediacultures, Transidentity in Television" (2015). His research focuses on media constructs of trans-identities and transfeminist policies.

Maud-Yeuse Thomas independent researcher, transfeminist activist and co-founder of the Observatory of Transidentity. His research focuses on a socioanthropology of transidentities. She has coordinated several books including The "Transyclopedia" (2012) and "Transfeminisms" (2015).

Quentin Zimmermann, PhD student in sociology and queer studies at Lille 3 University and activist of archives. His work questions the mechanisms of erasure of the minority in history, the forms of resistance allowed by militant creations, and the violence of the dominant epistemologies of archives and history.

→ Conference and debate in French
→ Film in original version with French subtitles


Free admission (80 seats available)
A1-181 Movie Theater
(Building A, 1st floor,)
Wheelchair accessible

University Paris 8 Saint Denis
2 Rue de la Liberte, 93526 Saint Denis
Metro: Saint-Denis University - lines 13

RER: St-Denis station - line D,
connection with bus line 225, stop St-Denis University

Train: St Denis station stop, from Paris-Nord, bus line 225, stop St-Denis University

line 11 (CIF), Goussainville - St-Denis Porte de Paris
line 253, Stains Town Hall - La Plaine - Stade de France
line 254, Mairie de Montmagny - Porte de Paris Metro
line 255, Porte de Clignancourt - Stains les Prévoyants
line 256, Enghien Station - St-Denis University
line 268, Villiers-le-Bel RER - St-Denis University
line 356, Deuil-la-Barre The Mortefontaines - St-Denis University
line 361, Gare Argenteuil - St-Denis University
line 361 N, St-Denis - St-Denis University Station

This event is a program of the Queer Week 2019: March 15 to 23. Queer Week is a week of reflection around the diversity of genres, bodies and sexualities.