‘Call Her Ganda’ Screening and Panel Discussion on “Militarization, Sexual Violence and Sovereignty in the Pacific” on March 8th with AF3IRM Hawai’i

Call Her Ganda Screening and Panel Discussion

Join AF3IRM Hawai’i on International Women’s Day for a screening of the documentary, Call Her Ganda, and a special panel discussion with Attorney Virginia Lacsa Suarez, Kim Coco Iwamoto, Yvonne Mahelona & Jen Jenkins!

Call Her Ganda
Screening and Panel Discussion
Friday, March 8
5pm to 9pm
Art Auditorium @ University of Hawai’i at Mānoa


The 2016 murder of transgender prostitute Jennifer Laude by a 19-year old U.S. Marine in the Philippines sent shockwaves around the world. Call Her Ganda is an award-winning 2018 documentary about the murder case by filmmaker PJ Raval that has appeared at the Tribeca Film Festival, San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, and the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. Learn more about the film and the Jennifer Laude case at callherganda.com

The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Atty. Virginia Suarez Lacsa, the lawyer for the Laude family, Joseph Michael R. de Jesus, National Spokesperson for True Colors Coalition & Yvonne Mahelona from AF3IRM Hawai’i.

The event is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

Sponsors include Graduate Student Organization, UHM LGBTQ+ Center, UHM Ilokano Language and Literature Program, Nakem Conferences, UHM Department of Political Science, UHM Department of American Studies, UHM Department of Ethnic Studies, UHM Department of Women’s Studies, UHM Center for Philippine Studies, Ethnic Studies Student Association & AF3IRM Hawaiʻi.

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