The Library in partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs presents a special Big Read event to close out our Pride Month celebrations. Join us in a discussion with director Dante Alcencastre followed by a screening of his film Raising Zoey.
This pioneering Outfest documentary follows one of Los Angeles’ bravest and youngest trans rights activists, Zoey Luna, just after winning a case against her school district for discrimination, as she begins hormone treatments, and publicly advocates for change with her mother and sister always by her side.
Thirteen-year-old Zoey wants nothing more than to simply go to school, learn, and have fun with her friends in Downey, CA. Unfortunately, ignorance and intolerance have not always made this easy. With the help of her mother Ofelia, her older sister Leticia, and the ACLU, Zoey fought school officials for her right to self-identify in school. Even in the face of bullying and endless teasing from both school officials and students, Zoey determinedly continues to live her life as she is, and tells her story in the hopes of helping others persevere in living their authentic life.
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