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Metro Vancouver Premiere of My Name Was January at SFU Surrey!

28jan4:59 am4:59 amMetro Vancouver Premiere of My Name Was January at SFU Surrey!4:59 am - 4:59 am

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Surrey, British Columbia | The Metro Vancouver Premiere of the multiple international award-winning local indie doc, My Name Was January, will be held at SFU Surrey.

Thursday, February 28, 2019, Doors Open at 6 pm, Screening and Panel Discussion of My Name Was January, Metro Vancouver Premiere, SFU Surrey, Westminster Savings Lecture Theatre - Room 2600, 250-13450 102 Avenue, Surrey, BC, 200 person capacity, Free. Reception to follow

This special event is sponsored by the SFU Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies as part of the Margaret Lowe Benston Lecture Series in Social Justice. Lara Campbell, Professor and Department Chair, states “that the movie embodies the deepest principles of social justice and that the department is honoured to support and honour the lives of trans women.”

Tickets are free to the public via the following link:

Confirmed panelists Include:

  • Alex Sangha - Producer and Cast Member
  • Elina Gress - Director
  • Lenee Son - Director
  • Velvet Steele - Cast Member

The panel will be facilitated by Jennifer Marchbank who is a Professor in the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Department at SFU.


When a trans sister, January Marie Lapuz, is brutally murdered in her own home in New Westminster, BC, a community reacts and her friends and other trans women of colour come to share and voice their issues, concerns, and challenges. January was seen as a bright light in the lives of many. This is the story of January, a friend, a daughter, a person. This film will not only bring justice to January, but to all the women who have lost their lives. January had a beautiful soul, and now part of her soul rests in each and every one of us.



My Name Was January is available in DVD and Blu-Ray format through Moving Images Distribution which is a local social justice distributor in Vancouver.



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