Pride Kickoff 2019


Memphis Public Libraries Pride Kickoff 2019

Join us the weekend of September 6th & 7th for Memphis Public Libraries’ first ever Pride Kickoff! Gear up for Memphis Pride Fest by visiting the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library for the following two events:

Outflix Short Film Screening
Friday, Sept. 6, 3:30-5:30pm
MPL’s Pride Kickoff weekend gets “kicked off” on Friday September 6th with an Outflix short film screening. We will show a number of LGBTQ+ short films, followed by a discussion panel. View the event on our Facebook page.

Pride Kickoff 2019
Saturday, Sept. 7, 11am-5pm
Join us on Saturday, September 7th for the main Kickoff event where you can hear from local nonprofits, learn from educational sessions, play games, make arts and crafts, get your face painted, sit in on Rainbow Family Story Time, and add to a community mural. View our schedule of events or our Facebook page!

Special Guests & Keynote Speakers

U.S. Representative

Steve Cohen

State Senator

Raumesh Akbari

Event Schedule

  • Main Lobby
    • Welcome & Keynote Speakers
    • 11:15AM – 11:45AM
    • Elevator Pitches from Partners
    • 12:15PM – 1:15PM
  • CLOUD901
    • Spoken Word Workshop with Nujas
    • 12:15PM – 1:15PM
    • Waacking & Dance History Workshop
    • 12:30PM – 1:30PM
    • Bold Beauty for the Transgender Community with Sephora
    • 1:15PM – 2:15PM
    • Be Responsible with OUTMemphis
    • 2:15PM – 3:15PM
    • How to Start a GSA With GLSEN
    • 3:15PM – 4:15PM
  • Children’s Dept.
    • Rainbow Family Storytime
    • 2PM – 3PM

All Day Activities

    • Resource Tables
    • 11AM – 3PM
    • Button Making
    • 11AM – 3PM
    • Gallery Mural
    • 11AM – 5PM
    • Rainbow Crafts
    • 11AM – 5PM
    • Games
    • 11AM – 5PM
    • Face Painting
    • Noon – 4PM
    • Food Trucks
    • 2PM – 4PM
    • DJ Siphne
    • 2PM – 5PM

Presented by

Friends of the Library
OUTMemphis