Virtual Union: June 25

Movie Night: “Bessie” (7:30-10:15pm EST)

This week, we’ll be watching “Bessie,” a biopic about Bessie Smith, the Empress of the Blues, starring Queen Latifah as Bessie Smith and Mo’Nique as Ma Rainey.

We’ll be using to watch the movie together. Before movie night, create an account and download the plug-in. You’ll also need to have an Amazon account, but won’t need it to be a Prime account.
(Apologies to anyone in Canada who was hoping to join; the movie is not available there)


  • 7:30-7:45 – Gather and say hi
  • 7:45-9:45 – Watch the movie
  • 9:45-10:15 – Hang out and chat

If you’d like to send money somewhere this week, we’ve kept our donation pool open for the Okra Project’s Tony McDade and Nina Pop Mental Health Recovery Funds, which provide free therapy to Black trans folks ($175 raised so far).

Suggested donation of $5-15:

Learn more about the Okra Project’s other work: