Film ‘Raising Zoey’ to be shown on May 17

May 17, 2017 /

South Kern Sol, Marcus Castro

The Dolores Huerta Foundation is presenting a film about a family facing challenges as a youth goes through gender transition.

The film is called “Raising Zoey.” The film follows the story of Zoey Luna, who has been a large trans-rights activist in Los Angeles. She was the Los Angeles Pride’s Grand Marshall last year.

The showing of the film will be on May 17 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Maya Cinemas.

The Dolores Huerta Foundation is presenting this film in order to continue the conversation about making society a safer environment for people who struggle with judgement and scrutiny from the communities around them.

“We’re trying to promote family acceptance. Through the film we’re trying to show a real family and a real person,” said Dolores Huerta Foundation’s equality organizer Moises Duran.

Following the film will be a panel discussion with film stars Ofelia and Zoey Luna and film director Dante Alencastre.

To see the film, you must register on Eventbrite at

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