Kick off Queer History Month with screening of ‘Paris is Burning’ today

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is kicking off Queer History Month with a screening of the groundbreaking documentary film “Paris Is Burning” beginning at 7 p.m. today, Oct. 1 at Hubbard Hall. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City’s African American and Latinx Harlem drag-ball scene. Made over seven years, “Paris Is Burning” offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion houses, from fierce contests for trophies to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia, transphobia, racism, AIDS and poverty.

Snacks and drinks will be provided.