Pride Month Activities, June 1 - June 30, 2017

During Pride Month 2017, we are celebrating heroes in the LGBTQ+ community through highlighted exhibits and special events all month long. When you visit NLM, you’ll learn the stories of those who pushed for progress while helping to support programming that preserves freedom and equality for generations to come.

 

Pride Month Events & Exhibits:

Transparency: An LGBTQ+ Glass Art Exhibit
On display from June 2 – August 6
The National Liberty Museum hosts the nation’s first museum exhibit of studio glass works produced exclusively by artists of the LGBTQ+ community. This is a celebration of identity and freedom that will showcase the diverse subjects, methods, and styles explored by these glass artists.

 

Opening Reception of Transparency
Friday, June 9 from 5:30-9:00pm

NLM is proud to partner with the Human Rights Campaign for the Opening Reception of Transparency. Meet some of the artists, view the gallery, enjoy free refreshments, and a glass art raffle. Representatives from the HRC will be in attendance to discuss their organization and mission. The Opening Reception is free, but a $10 donation is suggested to support NLM’s public programming. Learn more and RSVP for the Opening Reception.

 


 

Indie Lens FREE film screening : Real Boy by Shaleece Haas
Thursday, June 8

“Real Boy ” by Shaleece Haas is the coming-of-age story of Bennett Wallace Gwizdalski, a charismatic 19-year-old with dreams of musical stardom. The film follows Bennett through the first two years of his gender transition from female to male as he grapples with newfound sobriety, struggles to repair a strained relationship with his mother, and seeks support and mentorship from his musical hero, the transgender folk singer Joe Stevens. Learn more and RSVP.


 

Pride at Work: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Heroes
All month long!

Celebrate some of the activists and pioneers of the LGBTQ+ community who fought for equality and showed the world what it meant to #LiveLikeAHero. You’ll learn about the work of heroes like Harvey Milk, Bayard Rustin, Dan Savage, Laverne Cox, Sally Ride, and many more. On display at NLM all month long as part of the Voyage to Liberty gallery.

 

 

An Evening with Hall of Fame Broadcaster Merrill Reese
hosted by Glen Macnow

Join us on Thursday evening, July 19, as legendary Philadelphia Eagles broadcaster Merrill Reese sits down for a one-on-one live interview with his fellow 94WIP radio host Glen Macnow. Special guest appearances by 94WIP’s Ray Didinger, Eagles great and broadcaster Mike Quick, legendary Flyers goalie Bernie Parent, and more Philadelphia sports titans to be announced soon!
Learn more and get your tickets today.

SPACELAB EXHIBIT

SPACELAB is a one-of-a-kind showcase of glass art that explores the great unknown – outer space. This collection of artwork examines human relationships with the universe, including space travel; extraterrestrial beings and intergalactic discoveries; the vastness and mystery of space; and much more. Learn more.

Also, learn about our exciting Opening Reception for this exhibit.

Lecture by the Foreign Policy Research Institute

In our next session, on Thursday, June 21, our guest is Clint Watts, a Robert Fox Fellow at FPRI and a national security analyst for NBC. He will discuss his new book, Messing with the Enemy: Surviving in a Social Media World of Hackers, Terrorists, Russians, and Fake News. Learn more and register day.

Young Heroes Award

This annual awards program, sponsored by TD Bank, recognizes young people who have taken leadership roles in their schools or communities to bring about positive social change. Each year we look for young people who have engaged in civic activities, promoted respectful resolutions to conflict, advocated for diversity, and much more. Nominations for 2018 are now open. Learn more and nominate a deserving young person today.

Awards of Valor

This annual awards program, presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS, honors police officers, firefighters, and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious service. Nominations for 2018 are now open. Learn more