Exciting New Course!
WGS 301: Intro to LGBTQ Studies
Instructor: Professor Ann Cvetkovich, Co-Chair, LGBTQ/Sexualities Research Cluster
Unique: 47895, Meets MW 5:00-6:30 PM in CLA 1.1108
We will learn basic skills in theory, history, and research methods relevant to LGBTQ studies. Beginning from the premise that sexual identity has a history rather than being a universal category, we will explore concepts of gender and sexuality, as well as related categories of race, class, religion, nation.
We will visit key questions and debates, including as many of the following as possible: being “born that way” vs. social construction of identity; recent public debates about gay marriage and civil rights; new constructions of family, intimacy, and sociality; critiques of “normativity” and the meaning and uses of the term “queer”; LGBTQ identities and same-sex sexualities in a transnational and global context; controversies around religion and LGBTQ identities; transgender activism and new constructions of gender and gender politics; sex, including feminist sex-positivity, cruising cultures, and new social media; the impact of HIV/AIDS and AIDS activism; the role of art, culture, and representation in LGBTQ culture.
The course is open to all and aims to encourage self-reflection and dialogue around gender and sexual differences and to promote the work of being an ally to LGBTQ-identified people.
Please obtain permission to enroll. Apply By Nov. 1st For Priority! http://bit.ly/utlgbtq
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!
Volunteers are needed on the day of the performance for 2-hour (or more) slots beginning at 10:00am to help with the following: performer preparation, site observation and performer support (during performance), post-performance support (help un-braid hair, etc.).
!! Mandatory Volunteer Meeting: Monday, October 28 at 7:00pm in PAR 210.
Sponsored by the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies
Co-sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Office, African and African Diaspora Studies, and the CWGS Student Organization.
The Department of Theatre and Dance’s Performance as Public Practice Program,
The Warfield Center for African and African American Studies,
and The Center For Women’s and Gender Studies presents the
2013 Performing Blackness Symposium
In honor of
Single Black Female
Written by Lisa B. Thompson
Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies and
Affiliate Faculty of the Depts. of English and Theatre and Dance
Friday November 15, 2013 in Winship Drama Building (WIN) 2.112
11 am – 4 pm
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nicole Fleetwood Associate Professor of American Studies at Rutgers University
Joined by panelists:
· Dr. Omi Jones, Associate Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies, UT Austin
· Dr. Deborah Paredez, Associate Professor of English, UT Austin
· Dr. Marcus McQuirter, Director of Single Black Female, Chair and Professor of Drama, Austin Community College
· Feliz McDonald and Chelsea Manasseri, Actresses starring in Single Black Female
· Katelyn Wood, Doctoral Candidate, Performance as Public Practice
· With Guest Undergraduate Panelists: Kita Adams, Hakeem Adewumi, Paige Brown, Fallon Christian, and DeAnna Howard
The symposium is free and open to the public. Please call 512-471-5793 for additional information.
Single Black Female by Lisa B. Thompson was presented at The George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center November 8 – 10.
Barry Layton, President Texas Two Spirit Society, is coming to ATX from Dallas to present a workshop on the two spirit people of Native American Culture. We’ll also be screening the film “Two Spirits.”
Two spirit people include all the gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations of our LGBTQ community, and are honored members of society in their culture.
November 20th is Transgender Day of Remembrance, and during November, The Q Austin is hosting a number of events related to the trans* members of our LGBTQ community.
This program is presented by Texas Two Spirit Society & The Q Austin in partnership with Transgender Education Network of Texas & Legalize Human. — in Austin.
The documentary was filmed during the Texas Transgender Health & Nondiscrimination Summit this past July in Houston.
RSVP to Matt Chester – email@example.com by November 11
Attendance will be capped at 60.
Austin’s University United Methodist Church Hosts
International Transgender Day of Remembrance Service on Nov. 20
University United Methodist Church — a progressive and inclusive community of faith committed to mission and social justice — will join in the commemoration of International Transgender Day of Remembrance (ITDOR) on Wed. Nov. 20, 2013. From Noon to 1 pm, University UMC will host a service to remember those who have been killed this year due to anti-transgender violence and to raise awareness of the threat of harm faced by those who are transgender.
The International Transgender Day of Remembrance began in the late 1990s to commemorate the life of Rita Hester and has occurred annually ever since to raise awareness and honor the lives of others who have who have been victims of anti-transgender violence.
“As we remember those who lost their lives this year, we expect this service will help us to move forward in hope as we reflect on how we can make Austin, the church and our country as a whole a safer and more accepting place for transgender people,” says Rev. John Elford, UUMC’s senior pastor.
The service will include prayer, a sermon by Rev. Elford, music and a ritual of remembrance including the naming of those who died this year. All are welcome to join UUMC to remember, reflect and move forward in hope.
University UMC is located at 2409 Guadalupe St. at the east corner of 24 & Guadalupe streets. Free parking is available in the Platinum Lot beside Mellow Mushroom across the street from UUMC. Please enter the Sanctuary from the south entrance at 24 St.
Any questions about this event can be directed to Mary Ann Barclay, Justice Associate, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 478-9387. More information about International Transgender Day of Remembrance can be found at http://www.transgenderdor.org and more information about University UMC can be found at uumc.org.
Please have a look at the impressive international list of speakers we have lined up for this extraordinary event, co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies, the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, the Department of Germanic Studies, the William A. Percy Foundation for Social and Historical Studies, and many others.
We do ask people to register by next Friday so we have an accurate head-count, but admission is free and open to all.
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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