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CLAGS Fall Semester 2017 Events

Queer Pedagogies
Mon, Sept 11| The Graduate Center, CUNY | C204
6:00pm – 8:00pm
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A conversation for educators who are LGBTQ or allied, moderated bu María R. Scharrón-del Río (Associate Professor, Brooklyn College, CUNY), Kalle Westerling (Ph.D. Candidate and Futures Initiative Fellow, the Graduate Center, CUNY), and Stephanie Hsu (Associate Professor, Pace University). Hear from other educators (graduate, undergraduate, and K-12), share practical resources, and fortify your heart for teaching at this inaugural event of CLAGS’s Queer Pedagogy Network, cosponsored by the Futures Initiative.

NYC Trans Oral History Project Workshop
Tue, Sept 12 | The Graduate Center, CUNY | C198
6:30pm – 9:30pm
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Kiara St. James, AJ Lewis, Nadia Awad and Michelle Esther O’Brien make up this panel on the participatory NYC Trans Oral History Project hosted at the NYPL. Speakers will discuss the role of story-telling and personal narrative in queer movements and survival, reflect on institutional politics of oral history and trans studies, trans historiography, and the need to change practices in oral history collection.

Politics of Queer/Trans/National Adoption
Mon, Sept 25 | The Graduate Center, CUNY | C205

6:00pm – 8:00pm
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Writer, activist, and adoptee Liz Latty hosts a roundtable on the intersections of queerness and adoption politics in the U.S. and abroad. Currently, most adoption discourse and activism in American queer communities focuses on queer and trans subjects as adoptive parents, and is dominated by the voices of adoptive parents and non-adopted professionals. This convocation of queer, trans, and gender nonconforming adoptees will use queer and feminist lenses to consider the systems, institutions, and experiences of adoption from adoptee-centered perspectives.

Workshop: What Would an HIV Doula Do? Collective
Tue, Oct 3 | The Graduate Center, CUNY | Room 9206
6:30pm – 9:30pm
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The What Would an HIV Doula Do? collective will host a participatory workshop about how to honor, support and activate transitions in personal health and the political climate through the lens of the ongoing AIDS crisis. Using video, writing prompts and group discussion, Diana Cage and Ted Kerr will explore current realities for people living with HIV, those deeply impacted, and folks who wish to be more involved. People living with HIV, and those providing related care are encouraged to attend.

Queer Performance Legacies: Charles Ludlam Lives! Book Launch
Wed, Oct 11 | The Graduate Center, CUNY | Skylight Room 9100
6:00pm – 8:00pm
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For the book launch of Charles Ludlam Lives!, CLAGS board member Dr. Sean Edgecomb introduces the concept of queer legacy by reconsidering the work of titular auteur, Ludlam. Though a pioneer of the Ridiculous theatre genre in post-Stonewall America, Ludlam has been largely overlooked in studies of contemporary American theatre. This book is the first full-length exegesis of Ludlam’s role as a founder of gay theatre and his posthumous impact on contemporary queer performance in New York City.


Hip Hop Heresies: Queer Aesthetics in New York City
 with Shanté Paradigm Smalls
Wed, Oct 18 | The Graduate Center, CUNY | C205
6:30pm – 8:30pm
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Shanté Paradigm Smalls won CLAGS’ 2016 Fellowship Award for Best First Book Project in LGBTQ Studies. Hip Hop Heresies proposes new ways to think about the “authentic” hip hop body and the ways hip hop artists, DJs, rappers, and filmmakers, in this case, deploy New York City and its specific artistic, racial, gender, and sexual populations and traditions, to remake hip hop meaning and doing. Particularly, this manuscript troves the rich and untapped alternate hip hop historiographies—the queer(ed) bodies, Afro-Asian cultural production, sonic gender drag, graphic novel avatars, and the mash-up of rap and Broadway musicals.

 

CLAGS Visiting Scholar Lecture: Emily Paine
Thu, Nov 2 | The Graduate Center, CUNY | Room 9205
7:00pm – 9:00pm
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LGBTQ people seek healthcare less often than their straight peers and report more unmet healthcare needs. Moreover, care-seeking patterns among LGBQ people are reversed from those in the general population: cis straight women are more likely to access healthcare compared to cis straight men, but cis LGBQ women are less likely to seek care compared to cis GBQ men. Among trans people, however, the pattern again reverses: trans men are less likely to seek care than trans women. In this lecture, we explore what keeps LGBTQ people from accessing care, in light of sexual, gender, and racial identities—with a focus on those least likely to get their health care needs met.

 

Queerness in Flamenco: Flamenco Vivo!
Wed, Nov 29 | The Graduate Center, CUNY | Segal Theater
7:00pm – 9:00pm
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This performance and talk back with flamenco artists and choreographers from the company Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, tackles queerness within this art form originating from disenfranchised communities in Spain including the Moors, Sephardic Jews, African slaves, and Gypsies. Presenting new works based on multiple intersectionalities, Flamenco Vivo’s Director of the Center for Flamenco Arts, Leslie Roybal will facilitate a discussion with the artists about queerness, gender performativity, identity, and social justice within flamenco.

 

2017 Kessler Award Lecture & Reception: Sara Ahmed
Mon, Dec 4 | The Graduate Center, CUNY | Proshansky Auditorium
6:00pm – 9:30pm
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The Kessler Award is given to a scholar who has, over the course of their career, produced a substantiative body of work that has made a significant impact on the field of LGBTQ Studies. Sara Ahmed is the 2017 Kessler Award recipient for her critical examinations of Feminist Theory, Queer Studies, Cultural Pedagogy, and their intersections.

 

Film Screening: GUAO with Eduardo Velázquez and Roksana Filipowska
Thu, Dec 7 | The Graduate Center, CUNY | Segal Theatre
6:30pm – 8:30pm
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Set in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Guao tells the story of Luperón, a Caribbean immigrant, a naïve and shy boy and his profound love for Catherine Deneuve. Luperón, who has lived protected by his sister Ana, an aspiring actress and waitress is a caregiver to Luperón due to a mysterious brain degenerative disease. Luperón decides to transition and become Catherine Deneuve and falls in love with Federico, a religious fanatic. Following the film will be a discussion with the director, Eduardo Velázquez and Roksana Filipowska.

 

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