Empower Montana Will Celebrate Resilience in Missoula

October is LGBTQ+ History Month and several groups here in Missoula will team up to recognize and honor this special month with a show at the ZACC. EmpowerMT and UM Theatre & Dance will partner with the UM Social Justice Theater Class to present “Verbatim: Celebrating Resilience.”

The show will begin with a reading of “Diversity Day: The Play” which chronicles a Missoula City Council Meeting in 2010 when the city expanded Missoula’s Non-Discrimination Ordinance to include protections based on gender and sexual identity. The play was written by playwright and LGBTQ+ historian, Gregory Hinton, and he will be directing and attending the reading. The second part of the program will include a historical and contemporary LGBTQ+ storytelling project with performance pieces based on local LGBTQ+ stories collected and composed by the Social Justice Theater class.

Join us this Sunday, October 17th at the ZACC, doors are at 5:30 with the event starting at 6. It’s free and open to all ages but there is a $20 suggested donation with 100% of the proceeds going to EmpowerMT LGBTQ+ Programs, The Center, Montana Two-Spirit Society, and TransVisible.

A note from the ZACC:

Masks are required for attendees for all Show Room events at this time. Masks may

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