In-person screening of the 2022 documentary by Daresha Kyi. Spread across the country but connected through private Facebook groups, over 30,000 mothers in America—many from conservative, Christian backgrounds—fully accept their LGBTQ+ children, and they call one another “mama bears” because of the ferocity with which they fight for their children’s rights. Although they grew up as fundamentalist, evangelical Christians praying for the souls of LGTBQ+ people, these mothers are now willing to risk losing friends, family, and faith communities to champion their kids—even if it challenges their belief systems and rips apart their worlds.
An intimate, thought-provoking exploration of the journeys of two mama bears and a young lesbian who struggle for self-acceptance exemplifies why the mama bears movement is vitally important. Facilitated discussion immediately following the screening.
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