“Mala Mala” Puerto Rican film on LGBTQ community

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    When:
    June 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    2017-06-21T19:30:00-07:00
    2017-06-21T21:00:00-07:00
    Where:
    Global Justice Center
    225 E 26th St
    Tucson, AZ 85713
    USA

    Free Admission! This screening will take place at The Global Justice Center

    Mala Mala

    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21 AT 7:30PM | FREE ADMISSION

    “Part of The Loft Cinema’s Social Justice Summer, a FREE weekly series pairing films exploring important issues with talkbacks led by community experts. Wednesday nights in June and July (kicking off on May 31st) at 7:30pm. All screenings will take place at The Global Justice Center, 225 E. 26th Street, Tucson, AZ, 85713.

    Mala Mala delves into the world of the trans community in Puerto Rico, told through the eyes of nine trans-identifying individuals. The award-winning documentary presents a unique exploration of self-discovery and activism, featuring a diverse collection of subjects that include LGBTQ advocates, business owners, sex workers, and a boisterous group of drag performers including RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant April Carrión.

    Through gorgeous cinematography that encapsulates the candy-colored, vivacious personalities as well as their frequently dark personal experiences, directors Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles dynamically present the passion and hardships reflective of this distinctively binary world. Mala Mala portrays the road to personal and community acceptance paved with triumphant highs and devastating lows. (Dir. by Antonio Santini & Dan Sickles, 2014, Puerto Rico/USA, in Spanish/English with English subtitles, 87 mins., Not Rated)”

    https://loftcinema.org/event/social-justice-summer/

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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