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Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America
Family Partnership Center Auditorium
Poughkeepsie, NY
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Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America
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Join us for the screening and discussion of Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America. Forbidden is a documentary film telling the story of Moises Serrano, an undocumented gay man and activist who grew up in rural North Carolina. Following the film, Chronogram editor Brian Mahoney will be facilitating a discussion and audience Q&A with Moises. There will also be an opportunity to meet activist organizations in the area and learn about their work. You can learn more about the film at

About Moises:
When Moises was 18 months old, his parents risked their lives bringing him across the US/Mexican border to rural North Carolina in search of steady work. Years later, as an undocumented gay man full of ambition and talent, he is barred from attending community college, faces limited job opportunities, and regularly deals with prejudices against both his brown skin and sexuality. At age 21, he is on the brink of suicide. Out of his darkest moments he discovers his life passion: his role as an activist. Forbidden begins with Moises fighting for immigration reform, LGBTQ rights, and justice for all people.

Participating Organizations:
LGBTQ Community for Racial Justice, Chronogram, Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley, Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center,
Citizen Action of the Hudson Valley, E.N.J.A.N, Worker Justice Center of NY, Family Services, Dutchess Outreach, NYCLU, The Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie, Amnesty International USA Mid-Hudson Valley, Hudson River HealthCare and the Sadie Peterson Delaney African Roots Library.


Family Partnership Center Auditorium (View)
29 N Hamilton Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
United States

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Film > Movies

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: LGBTQ for Racial Justice
On BPT Since: Mar 19, 2017
LGBTQ Community for Racial Justice

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