Five College Consortium

Five College Certificate in Queer and Sexuality Studies

Finding the Queer Radical Past: Scholars and Activists on the Legacies of the 1987 March on Washington for Lesbian & Gay Rights

Fri, Feb 23 2018 (All day) to Sat, Feb 24 2018 (All day)
Student Union Ballroom

This conference will commemorate a moment in which LGBTQ politics were intimately bound up with anti-racism and left solidarity movements: against apartheid, war, and US imperialism. Our goal is to reflect back on the queer left and its legacies for today. Over two days, we will bring students and activists working for racial justice and LGBTQ freedom into dialogue with historians and veteran activists. Panels include a training in civil disobedience.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Emily K. Hobson, Dean Spade

​Other speakers include: Nathalie Amazan, Joan E. Biren, Umayyah Cable, BC Craig, Kenyon Farrow, Gil Gerald, Joan Gibbs, Kwame Holmes, Jim Hubbard, Jason Lydon, Gerry Scoppettuolo, Marc Stein, Carmen Vázquez, Jessica Wender-Shubow  

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