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LGBT History Month concludes w/ Talk by Prof. Higashida Thurs & Screening of XXY Tonight!

As we conclude LGBT History Month, we’d like to invite you and your students to a talk by Cheryl Higashida, Associate Professor English (flyer attached):

“Looking for Lorraine: Lesbians, the Left, and the Cold War”
Thursday, November 1st from 5 – 6:30 PM in the Dennis Smalls Cultural Center (UMC 457)
Lorraine Hansberry, celebrated African American playwright, author of political speeches, letters and essays, is best known for writing A Raisin in the Sun. This lecture and discussion led by professor Cheryl Higashida will examine how Hansberry was able to navigate the intersections of her racial and sexual identities in the U.S. during the Cold War.

On Monday, October 29th at 6PM in the Abrams Lounge in the Center for Community, there will also be a film screening of XXY, a film that portrays an Argentinian family whose child is intersex.

 

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