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Movie on the Lawn: "But I'm a Cheerleader"

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Friday, October 13 at 5:00pm to 9:00pm

MARC Building Lawn

Join us on October 13th from 5-9pm at the MARC Building Lawns for a night of enlightenment and entertainment! In celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month and National Coming out Day, enjoy a free screening and discussion of "But I'm a Cheerleader" co-hosted by FIU Foundation, the Pride Center, the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the FIU History Department.

The discussion will be led by Dr. Capo, Associate Professor from the department of History. Centering on the LGBTQIA+ experience, it will provide valuable insights into the historical and contemporary issues at the center of the film, such as conversion therapy, lesbian and bi erasure, community-building, and religion, among several other issues.  The movie, which was carefully chosen to promote historical and social understanding while encouraging awareness and education, addresses themes related to identity, self-discovery, and the impact of societal norms.

Bring your own blanket or chairs!

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Event Type

Academics, Lectures & conferences


Students, Faculty & Staff

Department of History, Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, FIU Foundation, Pride Center
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FIU endorses the Florida Board of Governors' Statement of Free Expression to support and encourage full and open discourse and the robust exchange of ideas and perspectives on our campuses. In addition to supporting this legal right, we view this as an integral part of our ability to deliver a high-quality academic experience for our students, engage in meaningful and productive research, and provide valuable public service. This includes fostering civil and open dialogue in support of critical thinking in and out of the classroom, including events hosted by the university.