October 29th 2019



CeCe McDonald survived a brutal attack, only to be incarcerated for defending her life. After an international movement to free her, CeCe emerges as a leader to interrogate the prison industrial complex and inspire women to fight back when attacked.



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Pre-Screening Mixer l October 29 | Saturday | 7:30PM
Join us before the screening on the Purple Carpet! Mixing, mingling, snacks and music set the tone for our evening. 
Post-Screening Discussion + Dance Party
October 29 | Saturday | Immediately Following the Film
Stick around after the film for a discussion with Jac Gares, CeCe McDonald, moderated by Andrea Jenkins. Then celebrate with a DJ Dance Party by RARE Productions. 
This film is presented in partnership with the University of Minnesota's Office for Multicultural Student Engagement and the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection In Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual And Transgender Studies. And will include a post show discussion hosted by Andrea Jenkins and  A post-screening dance party is presented byRARE Productions: featuring 


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CeCe McDonald is young and passionate transgender activist. In 2011, CeCe McDonald was studying fashion design at Minneapolis Community and Technical College while walking to a grocery store, she and her friends were attacked by a group of white people shouting racist and transphobic slurs. After fatally stabbing one of her attackers, she was unjustly imprisoned for 19 months. Throughout her time in prison, CeCe openly discussed issues around mass incarceration and its intersections with transphobia, homophobia and class.

Now, CeCe McDonald brings her creative and energetic personality to stages all over the country. She uses storytelling to articulate the personal and political implications of her time in prison and ways to heal. She fosters conversations and discussions around the intersections of trans identity including but not limited to prison abolition, homelessness, and love. CeCe has given talks from college campuses to Wall Street and is highly sought after for her raw and honest dialogue. 


Laverne Cox, Executive Producer, plays Sophia Burset, an incarcerated African American, transgender woman, in the Netflix original series “Orange is The New Black”.Laverne is a renowned speaker whose insights have been featured on CNN, MSNBC, HLN, VH1, Fox News Latino and more. Laverne is the first trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show. Her work as an actress and advocate recently landed her on the cover of Time Magazine as well as a Critic’s Choice nomination for “Best Supporting Actress.” In 2013 Laverne won Best Supporting Actress at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival for her work in the critically acclaimed film “Musical Chairs” directed by Susan Seidelman (Desperately Seeking Susan). Laverne’s other acting credits include independent films “Carla” and “The Exhibitionists.”Laverne produced and starred in VH1’s “TRANSForm Me” which was nominated for aGLAAD Media Award. She is the recipient of awards from the Anti-Violence Project andOpportunity Agenda. Most recently, Laverne accepted the The Stephen F. Kolzak Awardat the 2014 GLAAD Media Awards in LA.

Jacqueline (Jac) Gares, Director/Producer, is a New York-based filmmaker FREE CeCe! is her directorial debut documentary feature film. For five years, Jac served as producer and supervising producer of IN THE LIFE on public television, her work garnered awards from NLGJA, GLAAD, and Webbys. She produced specials and documentaries for the History Channel, Food Network, USA Networks and PBS's premiere non-fiction film showcase, P.O.V./The American Documentary. The first documentary she produced, about genetic testing and Alzheimer’s Disease, UNRAVELED, won a Freddie Award in 2008; her short film REMNANT won a TELLY Award in 1999. Gares has a BA in English Literature from Rutgers University and an MA in Media Studies from The New School. Jacqueline has been named Go Magazine's 100 Women We Love, was featured in Cahiers du Cinema, and is a proud 2014 Jerome Foundation Emerging Film/Video Artist Grantee. Type your paragraph here.