In awareness of October’s LGBT History Month, SU Libraries is collaborating with SU Public Humanities Committee and student organizations LGBTQ+ Alliance, Sexual Health and Advocacy Group (SHAG), and Sexuality and Gender Awareness (SAGA) to host several events. The programming centers around bringing a section of the historic AIDS Memorial Quilt to be exhibited on campus, across from the Library Service Desk in the Guerrieri Academic Commons for the month of October. See below for a full schedule of events.
October 1-31: A section of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on exhibit in the Guerrieri Academic Commons across from the Library Service Desk
October 5: 5:00-6:30pm A reception with refreshments in honor of the Quilt, 2nd floor of the Cafe in the Guerrieri Academic Commons.
October 11: 6:00pm The LGBTQ+ Alliance and the Zeta Pi chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority present Drag Show & Tell Drag show, Holloway Hall 243
October 17: 7:30pm Major! film screening, Fulton 111
October 25: 3:30-5:00pm A panel discussion, “Stigma in the Fabric of Society” featuring guest speaker, Dr. Tamar Carroll from RIT, and SU faculty members Drs. Michele Schlehofer and Brandye Nobiling, and SU graduate assistant Mr. Ken Forest; moderated by Dr. Diane Illig, GAC Assembly Hall
October 30: 6:30pm Philadelphia film screening, Fulton 111
Monday, October 1 - Wednesday, October 31
Guerrieri Academic Commons (GAC), 1st floor, across from the Library Service Desks
In partnership with SU Libraries’ Diversity & Inclusion Committee, SU student organizations LGBTQ+ Alliance, Sexual Health and Advocacy Group (SHAG), and Sexuality and Gender Awareness (SAGA) are hosting a section of the AIDS Memorial Quilt that will be on exhibit for the duration of October, in observance of LGBT History Month. Two exhibit panels will be on display alongside the Quilt to provide information on AIDS/HIV and the Quilt’s history.
A reception with refreshments in honor of the Quilt, 2nd floor of the Cafe in the Guerrieri Academic Commons.
Our partners, the LGBTQ+ Alliance, is cohosting a Drag Show in honor of National Coming Out Day. Please note the room change--the event is in Henson Hall, not Holloway Hall.
6:00pm in Henson Hall 243
“MAJOR! explores the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years.
Miss Major is a veteran of the Stonewall Rebellion and a survivor of Attica State Prison, a former sex worker, an elder, and a community leader and human rights activist. She is simply “Mama” to many in her community. Her personal story and activism for transgender civil rights intersects LGBT struggles for justice and equality from the 1960s to today. At the center of her activism is her fierce advocacy for her girls, trans women of color who have survived police brutality and incarceration in men’s jails and prisons.”
7:30-9:00pm in Fulton Hall 111
Thursday, October 25th, 3:30pm-5:00pm
GAC Assembly Hall, AC 462
Join us as we present and discuss the stigma and danger of being queer during the ‘80s and ‘90s — including topics such as AIDS/HIV and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell — to revive the dialogue for a new generation. A panel of experts will lead the conversation, followed by questions from the audience. SU faculty member Dr. Diane Illig (Sociology) will moderate the discussion. Panelists include our guest speaker, Dr. Tamar Carroll from Rochester Institute of Technology; SU faculty members Drs. Michele Schlehofer (Psychology) and Brandye Nobiling (Community Health); and SU graduate assistant Mr. Ken Forest.
“When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit." Hosted by Dr. Elsie Walker (Department of English, Salisbury University), specialist on political cinema and film music, author of Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory (2015) and Hearing Haneke (2017), both with Oxford University Press.
6:30-8:30pm in Fulton Hall 111, with a brief discussion to follow