LAVENDER UNIVERSITY - LECTURE BY E. PATRICK JOHNSON
Saturday, October 12, 2013
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
“Gathering Honey: Oral Histories of Black Southern Women Who Love Women” by E. Patrick Johnson
Saturday, October 12, 2013 | 11am-1pm
As a follow-up to Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South—An Oral History, E. Patrick Johnson has begun working on a new oral history on black lesbians of the South, tentatively entitled, Honeypot: Black Southern Women Who Love Women—An Oral History. In his presentation, Johnson will discuss the challenges to conducting oral histories of black same gender loving women based not only on gender differences between his subjects and himself, but also the content of their stories. In addition, Johnson will share some of the women's stories through performance.
E. Patrick Johnson is the Carlos Montezuma Professor in the Department of Performance Studies and African American Studies, Northwestern University.
Lavender University is a 9-month lecture series featuring top academics and activists in the LGBTQ community, working on a wide range of research topics and interests. It is sponsored by Windy City Times and Center on Halsted.
Other lectures in the series: (click on title for more info)
“Working For Queer Acceptance: Finding Love Amongst the Religious Right” by Golda Goldbloom
Sunday, November 3, 2013 | 1pm-3pm
“Constitutional Law as it Applies to Transgender Prisoners” by Owen Daniel-McCarter
Saturday, December 7, 2013 | 11am-1pm
“Ethical Problems in Gender Identity Construction” by Hyacinth Piel
Saturday, January 4, 2014 | 11am-1pm
“Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence and America's Prison Nation” by Beth E. Richie
Saturday, February 1, 2014 | 11am-1pm
“Making Familia from Scratch: Towards a History of Latina Lesbian Organizing in Chicago” by Lourdes Torres
Saturday, March 1, 2014 | 11am-1pm
“Steel Closets: Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Steelworkers” by Anne Balay
Saturday, April 5, 2014 | 11am-1pm
“From Civil Rights to Gay Rights in Chicago” by Timothy Stewart-Winter
Saturday, May 3, 2014 | 11am-1pm
Each lecture in the series is $25 for general admission. Students, seniors (ages 55+) and youth can purchase tickets at a reduced rate of $15.
To purchase tickets to one or all of these lectures, visit https://community.centeronhalsted.org/lavenderuniversity
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Please contact Windy City Times at firstname.lastname@example.org or Community and Cultural Programs, Director of Community and Cultural Programming at Center on Halsted at email@example.com or 773-472-6469.