White Plains History Roundtable

Event Type: Adult Education
Age Group(s): Adults, Teens
Date: 6/20/2018
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
 The White Plains History Roundtable is an educational, participatory, and social event where attendees hear a presentation on a historical topic, examine materials from the White Plains Collection, and engage in discussion with each other. June's Roundtable will focus on LGBT History, in honor of Pride Month. Come learn about the people and organizations that worked to secure rights and a safe place in the county for the LGBT community. We will specifically focus on The LOFT LGBT Community Center which was founded in White Plains in the 1980s. In addition to archival material from the White Plains Collection, we will have clips from Forward & Out, the LGBT affairs public access show, and individuals who are long-time LOFT members. From the Library of Congress: “LGBT Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.”

Location: Community Room
Contact: Ben Himmelfarb
Contact Number: 914-422-6980
Presenter: B. Himmelfarb