With the Stonewall Riots on its doorstep 50 years ago, New York University was confronted before most universities and institutions with the question of how to respond to requests and demands for gay, lesbian, and transgender rights.

Join this panel of current NYU administrators, retirees, alumni, and others as we relive the history of human rights struggles from these front lines. Gathering for the first time oral histories, items from University archives, student collections, and dramatic firsthand accounts presented live, this event will leave you with stories you’ve only imagined about the excitement and persistence of how rights are actually won.

Held weekly every Monday at 6:30pm during the academic terms, Skirball Talks hosts visionaries from the worlds of politics, the arts, sciences, academia, and more. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more about #Stonewall50 @ NYU.

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Limit 1 RSVP per person. RSVP does not guarantee a ticket. You can begin picking up tickets at the NYU Box Office (566 LaGuardia Pl) 2 hours prior to event. Tickets must be claimed by 6:10 pm. Unclaimed tickets may be released to those on the standby line. Even if you have picked up a ticket, please be aware that if you are not seated in the theater by 6:20pm, we will open seating to those on the standby line.

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The Skirball Talks series is made possible in part by a Humanities New York Action Grant and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. 

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Mon, Mar 11 @ 6:30pm

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Prep School: #Stonewall50

Resources on the history and legacy of Stonewall.