A film about the late January Marie Lapuz screens at her old high school

Surrey, British Columbia – The multiple international award-winning local indie doc, “My Name Was January” will be screening at LA Matheson Secondary for Pride Week.

LA Matheson and MustangJustice in collaboration with Sher Vancouver is proud to host a screening of “My Name Was January” on May 16, 2019, at 10:40 am at LA Matheson Secondary School in Surrey.

The film screening is part of our 5th Annual Pride Week celebrations “Love Wins: Defending the Rainbow” and will feature a Question & Answer session with executive producer and Sher Vancouver founder Alex Sangha, followed by a workshop featuring activities from the official teacher’s guide for the film created by MustangPride sponsor, MustangJustice founder, and Aboriginal Department Head and Social Justice Instructor, Annie Ohana.

“This screening serves as a special homecoming for January Marie Lapuz, a former student of LA Matheson Secondary. The gathering of students will get a chance to learn of January’s immense contribution and the legacy she left as an active member of Sher Vancouver and as a trans woman of colour in the LGBTQ2SI+ community,” states Alex Sangha.

If the media or the general public are interested in attending this special event, please email LA Matheson Pride Week Sponsor Annie Ohana:

My Name Was January is also available as an LGBTQ Social Justice Video Resource for teachers to use in their classrooms through the BCTF website at the following link:


My Name Was January Film Screening | LA Matheson Secondary, 9484 122 Street, Surrey, B.C. V3V 4M1 | Time: 10:40 am to 1:40 pm
(Light Refreshment Break from 11:45 to 00:30)

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