Mayor Iveson Presents
USA 2008, 128 min, Dir: Gus Van Sant
  • Thursday June 25, 2015 at 7:15PM

Gus van Sant’s celebratory portrait of pioneering gay activist, Harvey Milk, shows him earning his place in history in 1977 by being elected to the San Francisco board of supervisors, as the first openly gay man to hold public office in the US. From San Francisco’s Castro quarter to California’s conventional political world, Milk becomes a more experienced political operator, better equipped to cut deals with opponents. He learns how to throw his weight around, how to reposition gay issues in the political marketplace, and reclaim the language of identity politics. Milk fought an ugly world of bigotry and changed it forever. 

Since his election as Edmonton’s 35th Mayor in 2013, Mayor Iveson has set his sights on transforming Edmonton into a resilient, wellgoverned city. Prior to entering public life, Iveson studied Political Science at the U of A, then led the Canadian University Press in Toronto. Returning home, he served two terms as a City Councillor before running for Mayor. He and his partner Sarah Chan have two small children and serve the community together. 

Connect with Mayor Iveson: @doniveson and

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