3rd Wednesday Speaker Series

Date: March 15
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Event Category: Personal Enrichment 5000.15

Noia Auditorium 


Mizell’s Center’s 3rd Wednesday Speaker Series is proud to celebrate Women’s History Month with a screening of the documentary Unidad: Gay & Lesbian Latinos Unidos (GLLU) by filmmaker Gregorio Davila.  The film showcases the critical role women played in Gay & Lesbian Latinos Unidos (GLLU). GLLU was founded in 1981, only a dozen years after the Stonewall rebellion and only a couple of years before the HIV/AIDS pandemic began to ravage LGBTQ communities. GLLU was the greater Los Angeles area’s first major Queer Latino organization and the film chronicles events surrounding GLLU at a pivotal time in the history of LGBTQ equality, women’s rights, and civil rights movements that shaped the destinies of GLLU’s communities for decades to come.

Immediately following the screening, Davila will be joined in conversation with activist Rita Gonzalez and historian Lydia Otero. They are founding members of GLUU and are featured in the documentary.  The conversation will highlight the extraordinary contributions of ordinary people.

Lex Ortega, Director of Education & Advocacy at LGBTQ Center of the Desert will serve as moderator.

Community Partners

LGBTQ+ History & Archives of the Desert,  L-Fund, Palm Springs Library, One Archive Foundation, LGBTQ Center of the Desert and Lez Out Loud, KGAY, GAY Desert Guide.