Stonewall UprisingThursday, June 12th
Poppa Rollo's Pizza
West-Bank Meeting Room
703 N. Valley Mills Dr.
6 PM Pizza & Business
6:30 PM Film & Discussion
Runtime: 80 Minutes
Hunted and often entrapped by undercover police in their hometowns, gays from around the US began fleeing to New York in search of a sanctuary. Hounded there still by an aggressive police force, they found refuge in a Mafia-run gay bar in Greenwich village, the Stonewall Inn.
When police raided Stonewall on June 28, 1969, gay men and women did something they had not done before: they fought back. As the streets of New York erupted into violent protests and street demonstrations, the collective anger announced that the gay rights movement had arrived.