Rise Up: An Evening with Alan Cumming

When:
March 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
2019-03-18T19:00:00-04:00
2019-03-18T19:15:00-04:00
Where:
Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington
DC 20001
Cost:
Members-Only
Rise Up: An Evening with Alan Cumming @ Walter and Leonore Annenberg Theater

To mark the opening of its new exhibit, “Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement,” the Newseum presents an evening featuring Alan Cumming, an award-winning actor, singer, producer, director and activist.

The program is the latest in a series of events marking the 50th anniversary of the June 1969 police raid of New York City’s Stonewall Inn and the protests that inspired the modern gay liberation movement. The exhibit “Rise Up” explores what happened at Stonewall and how it gave rise to a 50-year fight for civil rights for LGBTQ Americans.

Cumming will discuss the impact of Stonewall 50 years later, his own social activism and issues that still face the LGBTQ community. He will also talk about the role of popular culture in the modern gay rights movement and provide an overview of his career.

Ari Shapiro, co-host of NPR’s “All Things Considered,” will moderate the conversation.

Through a partnership with the Newseum and the Hamilton Hotel in Washington, Cumming will curate a signature suite related to Stonewall.

A VIP reception will be hosted after the program for Friends of the First Amendment Society and Corporate Engagement Program members. To learn how you can attend this VIP function, please contact Cecelia Cizek at 202/292-6557 or ccizek@newseum.org.

Presented by Wells Fargo.

Wells Fargo

Generous support provided by The Reef Team, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. Contributing support provided by Altria Group. Additional support provided by the Freedom Forum, Capital Pride Alliance, Washington Blade and the Stonewall Circle.

The Reef Team
Altria Group
Capital Pride Alliance
Washington Blade

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