Karen Ocamb

Happy Harvey Milk Day! Event Notice and Video

Filed By Karen Ocamb | May 22, 2012 2:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Gay Icons and History, Living
Tags: Harvey Milk, Harvey Milk Day

There are a number of events happening today to commemorate the late Harvey Milk, including this one:

On Tuesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at West Hollywood Park, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd, there will be a panel discussion entitled "Got Milk - The Collision of the Arts & Social Justice in the Post-Harvey Milk Era."Harvey-Milk-and-Moscone-Cleve.jpg The program will feature a panel discussion moderated by Tony Valenzuela, Executive Director of the Lambda Literary Foundation and will feature special guest speakers including actor/director/playwright Peter Paige and Jon Imparato, Director of Cultural Arts at the LA Gay & Lesbian Center. Film clips from The Times of Harvey Milk will be shown, as will a student film on Milk's legacy. A dessert reception will follow the panel discussion. Please call (323) 848-6823 to RSVP for this event. Admission is free to all events. Two hours of free parking will be available in the West Hollywood Park Parking Garage with validation.

Milk's friend Cleve Jones has posted a number of photos and comments about Milk on this Facebook page and Harvey's nephew Stuart has posted a commemoration on the Harvey Milk Foundation website. But for those wondering why Harvey Milk is such an iconic LGBT hero - watch him discuss the 1978 antigay Briggs Initiative after the jump - arguments we are still making today!

img courtesy of Cleve Jones

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