"No Place Like Home: The Struggle Against Hate in Kansas" - Documentary Screening and Author Talk with C.J. Janovy

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Join us as we welcome esteemed author C.J. Janovy for a screening of the documentary adaptation of her award-winning book, "No Place Like Home: Lessons in Activism from LGBT Kansas," followed by an author talk and Q&A session.

"No Place Like Home" offers a compelling narrative of grassroots activism in Kansas, showcasing the resilience and determination of LGBTQIA+ individuals fighting for equality. Winner of the 2019 Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize and a Lambda Literary Award finalist, Janovy provides a nuanced exploration of the challenges and triumphs faced by those who have found themselves battling for their rights in one of the country's most conservative states.

Experience the powerful stories of LGBT Kansans as Janovy presents the documentary adaptation of her book, titled "No Place Like Home: The Struggle against Hate in Kansas." Through intimate interviews and powerful imagery, the documentary offers a poignant reflection on identity, community, and resilience.

Synopsis of Film: 
No Place Like Home: The Struggle Against Hate in Kansas is a 60-minute documentary film produced by Do Good Productions, directed by Kevin Willmott and released in 2023. The legacy of free state battles in Kansas continues with modern-day friends of Dorothy who find that home is a hostile place. This film explores the challenges for acceptance and compassion that LGBTQ people face through stories of gains and losses, love and hatred, and the willful ignorance that continue to make this effort so arduous yet vital for the very soul of our humanity.

Directed by Oscar winner Kevin Willmott and narrated by Melissa Etheridge, No Place Like Home: The Struggle Against Hate in Kansas takes you on a tour of a deep red state, to meet people who have found themselves in a battle for LGBTQ rights in the most unlikely places. In Trego County, Manhattan, Dodge City, Wichita, Topeka and several rural communities, you’ll meet some of the people C.J. Janovy profiles in her book No Place Like Home: Lessons in Activism from LGBT Kansas as well as emerging activists—ordinary people doing extraordinary things, all because they’re committed to securing justice for everyone in their home state. 


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