When: Noon, Wednesday, January 22, 2014.
Where: The University of Texas at Austin, Perry-Castañeda Library, Room 2.500 (map).
Background: The University of Texas Libraries host a discussion of a demographic historically-slighted by the Hollywood film industry.
Matt Richardson (English Department, African and African Diaspora Studies Department, Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, Warfield Center) explores the Libraries Black Queer Studies Collection through clips from the collection’s film holdings to rediscover the neglected and ignored LGBT directors, actors and screenwriters of the African Diaspora.
Attendees will learn more about the Libraries’ Black Queer Studies Collection and see clips from the collection’s film holdings, discovering the stories of disregarded Hollywood directors, actors and screenwriters of the African Diaspora, including queer and trans and others.
Matt Richardson has published articles in The Journal of Women’s History, Black Camera: A Journal Devoted to the Study and Documentation of the Black Cinematic Experience, Sexuality Research and Social Policy: Journal of the NSRC and The Journal of Women’s History, as well as works of fiction in publications like Queer Codex and Does Your Mama Know: African American Coming Out Stories. He received the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship National Fellowship for Junior Faculty and the Dean’s Fellowship in 2009.
This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
Artwork by Wura-Natasha Ogunji.
JCC Association Boarding Pass along with the JCC of Austin are proud to present:
The first LGBTQ Community trip to Israel!
When: 8-20 June 2014
Registration is Open!!
Tel Aviv is known as the gay capital of the Middle East, and for the first time, you can join your JCC friends to visit Israel in June 2014 through a LGBTQ JCC Association Boarding Pass trip. Visit classic tourist sites such as Jerusalem, Masada and the Dead Sea, and the Galilee, the group will also meet with founders of a religious gay group in Jerusalem and dine with the people who established Cafe Albi, a self-declared home for the LGBTQ community of Tel Aviv. Cook an Israeli meal with a professional chef, welcome Shabbat with music and song at the Port of Tel Aviv, take a graffiti walking tour, and discuss issues of Jewish identity. There will be plenty of time to enjoy Tel Aviv’s world-class restaurants, shopping, and nightlife too.
You don’t have to be Jewish to join us, just interested and fun.
A gift for the upcoming New Year: register easily now on our online registration site
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