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2019 CU Pride Fest Schedule of Events

 

September 15, 2019 - May 3, 2020

Spurlock Museum

600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL 61801

 

Wednesday, September 25


CU Pride Fest Film Screening

When: 7:00 PM

Where: McKinley Foundation, 809 S. 5th, Champaign, IL 61820

Hosted by McKinley Church & The UP Center

 

7:00 PM Headlining Feature Film: 5B

Synopsis: 5B is the inspirational story of everyday heroes, nurses and caregivers who took extraordinary action to comfort, protect and care for the patients of the first AIDS ward unit in the United States. 5B is stirringly told through first-person testimony of these nurses and caregivers who built Ward 5B in 1983 at San Francisco General Hospital, their patients, loved ones, and staff who volunteered to create care practices based in humanity and holistic well-being during a time of great uncertainty. The result is an uplifting yet candid and bittersweet monument to a pivotal moment in American history and a celebration of quiet heroes, nurses and caregivers worthy of renewed recognition.

 
 

Thursday, September 26


CU Pride Fest Film Screening

When: 7:00 PM

Where: The Art Theater, 126 W. Church, Champaign, IL 61820

Hosted by The Art Theater & The UP Center


Friday, September 27


 

7:00 PM Headlining Feature Film: The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

Synopsis: Who killed Marsha P. Johnson? She was one of the icons of the gay rights movement in the 1960s, the self-described "street queen" of NY's gay ghetto, and founded the Transvestites Action Revolutionaries with fellow luminary Sylvia Rivera. When Johnson's body was found in the Hudson River in 1992, police called it a suicide and didn't investigate. In David France's new documentary, trans activist Victoria Cruz seeks to uncover the truth of her death while celebrating her legacy.

CU Pride Fest Kick-Off and Art Show

When: 7:00 PM

Where: Quality BEer, 110 N. Neil St., Champaign, IL 61820

Host: Christopher Morris

CU Pride Fest Kick-Off Party!!

When: 9:00 PM (Drag show @ 10:30 PM)

Where: Seven Saints, 32 E. Chester St., Champaign, IL 61820

Host: TBD

 

 

Saturday, September 28

 

Pride Hike hosted by Champaign Outdoors

When: 9:00 am - 10:30 AM

Where: Meadowbrook Park, 101 W. Windsor Rd., Urbana, IL 61801

 

CU Pride Fest Vendor Fair

When: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Where: City of Champaign parking lot, north of One Main Plaza in Downtown Champaign

 

CU Pride Fest Education Workshops (1st Set)

When: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Where: Big Grove tavern, Downtown Champaign

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CU Pride Fest Education Workshops (2nd Set)

WHen: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Where: Big Grove Tavern, downtown champaign

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10th Annual CU Pride Fest & Parade 2019

When: 1:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Where: Downtown Champaign, Champaign, IL 61820

Logo by Adam Alexander

Logo by Adam Alexander

 

CU Pride Fest Vendor Fair Main Stage

When: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Where: City of Champaign parking lot, north of One Main Plaza in Downtown Champaign

 

CU Pride Fest Parade

When: 3:00 PM

Where: Main St. & Walnut St., Downtown Champaign

CU Pride Fest Keynote Speaker

WHen: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Where: Hyatt Hotel, downtown champaign

 

Bentley’s Pride Celebration

When: 3:00 PM - 2:00 aM

Where: Bentley’s Pub, 419 N. Neil St., Champaign, IL

CU Pride Fest Presents: Pride After Party

When: 9:00 PM - 2:00 aM

Where: TBD

 

Sunday, September 29


 

Drag Brunch 2019

When: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Where: City View Banquet & Meeting Center | 45 E University Ave, Champaign, IL 61820

Tickets: $40.00

SWIRL!: Queer Film Festival 2019

When: 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Where: The Art Theatre | 126 W. Church St., Champaign, IL 61820

Tickets: $10.00 for each time block (2 PM, 4 PM, 6 PM) -or - $35.00 All day Pass ($65.00 for 2 All Day Passes)

4:00 PM Headlining Feature Film: TransGeek

Synopsis: TransGeek Movie brings together the stories of transgender people working in the tech industry and existing within geek culture. These are the stories of people that risked their careers and their lives to be their authentic selves. These are the stories of people that persevere in an industry that undervalues women, LGBT folk, and people of color; to pursue their passions.

Logo by Adam Alexander

Logo by Adam Alexander

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