‘Flag in the Map’ a collection of photographs and stories from LGBTQ+ people around the globe, Happens at Napa College October 6
Flag in the Map” is an extraordinary collection of photographs and stories from LGBTQ+ people around the globe. Come see how these brave freedom fighters from Kenya, China, Ukraine, Brazil and over 40 countries passionately describe how the Rainbow Flag has changed their everyday existence. Sometimes hopeful, sometimes harrowing, always fascinating.”
Where: Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center, 2277 Napa Vallejo Highway, Napa, California, 94558
When: Friday October 6, 2023
Exhibit Open: 12:00PM to 7:30PM
Speaking Program: 7:30PM
Fees: The exhibit and speaking program are open free of charge to the public. A ticket for the speaking program is required as seating space is limited.
The Flag in the Map exhibit has been shown in San Francisco, New York, London, and now, at Napa Valley College.
The exhibit features 46 images from people in countries around the world. Some of the images where taken at great risk by the individuals shown. The images are organized into several categories including activism, celebration, families and friends, places, portraits of pride, and essays. We will also offer a video featuring Gilbert Baker that visitors can watch to learn about the creation of the Pride flag.
The featured speakers for this event include two personal friends of Gilbert Baker, the man who created the rainbow Pride flag. Gilbert Baker passed away on March 31, 2017. Charley Beal is the president of the Gilbert Baker Foundation. Cleve Jones is a local activist who worked for Harvey Milk, created the AIDS Quilt, and authored the book, “When We Rise.”
We are thrilled to have these two icons joining us at Napa Valley College to share their stories and to discuss the current LGBTQ+ civil rights climate.