Austin Williams, “The Ordinance Project: Commemorating Kansas City’s LGBT Landmark”

Date(s) - 09/07/2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Katz Hall, #101


On June 3, 1993, the City Council of Kansas City, Missouri added “sexual orientation” to its civil rights ordinance. The Ordinance Project seeks to capture the stories of Kansas City activists, community organizers, and politicians directly involved in fighting for the passage of this anti-discrimination legislation in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Film director and UMKC doctoral candidate Austin Williams will discuss the documentary film to come out of this project based on interviews and digitized VHS footage of protests, demonstrations, and city council hearings, which premiered at the 2018 Kansas City LGBT Film Festival.

Join us on 7 September 2018 at 12 PM in Katz Hall 101 as part of the History Department’s “First Fridays” Lecture Series in New Historical Research.