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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

"Where do we go from here" a day of workshops in Powderhorn Park

"'WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE': A Queer Commemoration of the March on Washington" will be a day of workshops sponsored by the Steven J. Schochet Endowment for GLBT Studies. The event begins at 11:00am this Saturday, August 24th and will feature three current graduate students Myrl Beam, Jesus Estrada-Perez, and Tammy Owens. Contact current graduate student Robert Smith III at smit7196@umn.edu or please click here.

"Where Do We Go From Here?"
A Queer Commemoration of the March on Washington
Sponsored by the Steven J. Schochet Endowment for GLBT Studies
Saturday, August 24, 2013
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Powderhorn Park Recreation Center
3400 15th Avenue South, Minneapolis
- Day of Workshops
- Multi-generational Keynote Panel
- Lunch and Post-Teach In BBQ will be provided
August 28, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which brought over 250,000 people to the National Mall in Washington, DC to demand civil rights and an end to Jim Crow. The march and the larger the Civil Rights Movement has influenced and helped shape other social justice movements that continue to fight for marginalized people around the world. Though its impact was undeniable, common narratives of the Civil Rights Movements often simplify its objectives.
The movement's emphasis on peace, economic justice, and labor rights are not to be overlooked. Neither is its importance to the LGBTQA community. Not only was its principal organizer, Bayard Rustin, an openly gay black man, but the Civil Rights Movement has been a model and an inspiration to the LGBT movement, the HIV/AIDS movement, and many others.
As we gather on Saturday, August 24th, we invite the Twin Cities' LGBTQ community to think about the intersections of sexuality with race, class, gender, disability, and so on. We hope to build a fruitful dialogue that will help to build a stronger LGBT movement, one that will serve us all.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PRESENT A WORKSHOP, please contact Robert Smith III at smit7169@umn.edu.