For Us, By Us: Our Beloved Communities - We Just Want to Be Film Screening


Sat Apr 27 2024 at 02:15 pm to 04:45 pm


The New Parkway Theater | Oakland, CA

Screening of new footage from We Just Want to Be, panel discussion with community mental health advocates, and Q&A with the filmmakers.
About this Event

We Just Want to Be is a documentary film in early production that tells the story of a survivor’s lifelong healing from trans conversion therapy, and the friendships across race and generation that helped facilitate that journey. Please join us for a screening of new footage, a panel discussion with community mental health advocates, and a Q&A session with the filmmakers. The event will be followed by a reception at the theater.

Sat, April 27, 2024, 2:15–4:45 PM

New Parkway Theatre, 474 24th St. Oakland, CA 94612

Public transit info: The theatre is close to the 19th St. Oakland BART station.

Online registration will close April 26. Walk-in registration at the event will be available if there is space.


2:15–2:25 PM - Settle in/Welcome

2:25–2:35 PM - Screening of Clips

2:35–3:05 PM - Panel Discussion

3:05–3:35 PM - Audience Q&A and Discussion

3:35–3:45 PM - Closing

3:45–4:45 PM - Mezzanine Reception with light refreshments


  • Mauro Sifuentes (Co-writer/director/producer)
  • Sé Sullivan (Co-writer/director/producer and conversion therapy survivor)
  • Susan Stryker (historian and filmmaker)
  • Asantewaa Boykin, (RN, MICN) Mental Health First: Community First Response
  • Roman Flintroy, Bruthas Rising Inc.
  • Alexander Gonzalez, Somos Familia/Grupo de Apoyo Fénix

Learn more about the film:

Questions? Email: [email protected]


This project was made possible with support from the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and California Humanities, a partner of the NEH. Visit


Where is it happening?

The New Parkway Theater, 474 24th Street, Oakland, United States

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