Sunday, October 23, 2016

“UPSTAIRS INFERNO” TO BE SCREENED @ RVCC AS PART OF LGBT HISTORY MONTH

Image result for upstairs inferno movieUpstairs Inferno

WHEN: Wednesday, October 26, 1-3 p.m.
WHERE:
Conference Center (Room C) 118 Lamington Rd., Branchburg
TICKETS: free of charge and open to the public

In commemoration of LGBT History Month, Raritan Valley Community College will present a screening of the award-winning documentary, Upstairs Inferno. The program is being presented at RVCC by the Committee to Internationalize and Diversify the Curriculum. A discussion will follow the screening.

Upstairs Inferno is a powerful film recounting the nearly forgotten arson tragedy that occurred at the UpStairs Lounge in New Orleans. Prior to the June shooting at Pulse in Orlando, the 1973 tragedy was the largest gay mass murder in U.S. history. The film offers a unique opportunity for reflection and discussion about the current state of LGBTQI equality in the United States, especially when considering the many striking parallels between the two events and the notable discrepancies in the public’s response to these tragedies.

The film’s trailer may be viewed at https://vimeo.com/94900386. For information about the documentary, visit http://www.caminaentertainment.com/Upstairs_Inferno/Upstairs_Inferno.html.

Refreshments will be served. For additional information about the program, contact David Chase, david.chase@raritanval.edu.

Raritan Valley Community College’s main campus is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. Serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 50 years, RVCC is an educational and cultural center that is nationally recognized for its innovative programming, service to the community and environmental leadership. The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, professional development and personal enrichment courses. The College also has a performing arts center and planetarium.

RVCC is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community’s businesses, and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu.