Morris Kight: Humanist, Liberationist, Fantabulist: A Story of Gay Rights and Gay Wrongs"

Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 1:00pm to 3:00pm

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Please join us for an afternoon in honor of the Morris Kight biography "Morris Kight: Humanist, Liberationist, Fantabulist: A Story of Gay Rights and Gay Wrongs" with writer Mary Ann Cherry.

The afternoon will include a conversation that was pre-recorded specifically for this event between Cherry and Rev. Troy Perry, comparing Perry's 1970s activism with what is going on today. Cherry will also talk with Dr. Jon Platania, original co-founder and board member of the Gay Community Services Center. Cherry will share videos of Morris, headlines and details not-in-the-book. There will be a reading and a special live performance by favorite American Songstress, Jolie Holland and a pre-COVID recording from Los Angeles based singing trio, "The Boyfriend."

In the great tradition of Kight's famous McCadden Place happenings, this event will include musical entertainment, laughs, and fun. You'll have to bring your own snacks and sips. Cherry will share her journey of making the book and answer questions from the audience.

About the author: 

Mary Ann Cherry is a Los Angeles based writer with a diverse background in network and syndicated television and independent documentary films. Cherry has worked with non-profit organizations, most recently created the historical archive for AIDS Healthcare Foundation. She enjoys a second career as an in-demand specialized yoga therapist.

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