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Our Community, Our Stories: To Survive on This Shore

Friday, November 19, 2021, 5 p.m., George Eastman Museum

In observance of Transgender Awareness Week, the George Eastman Museum and Trillium Health offer a free evening of art, conversation, and community centered on the challenges and triumphs of trans people in Rochester and across the world.

Guests can explore the exhibition To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults by Jess T. Dugan and Vanessa Fabbre, currently on view in the museum's Project Gallery through January 2, and local LGBTQ+ organizations will be available for sharing resources outside of the galleries. Following exhibition remarks and reflections from community members in the Potter Peristyle, there will be a screening of the 2020 documentary film Little Girl by award-winning director Sébastien Lifshitz in the Dryden Theatre.

Admission is free for all, including access to the galleries and film screening.

5 p.m.: Doors open

7 p.m., Potter Peristyle:

  • To Survive on This Shore exhibition introduction by Jamie M. Allen, Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Curator and Interim Head of the Department of Photography
  • Reflections from LGBTQ+ community members


8 p.m., Dryden Theatre: Film screening, Little Girl (Sébastien Lifshitz, 2020)

Check the museum's website for updated information on the evening.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccine, photo ID, and mask required for all attendees and participants.