The spring 2017 Queer Studies Lecture Series at Sonoma State University includes a special lecture by Faith Cheltenham, activist and president of the non-profit "BiNet USA." Cheltenham was highlighted by the White House in 2012 as one of their "Women Working to Do Good" and invited to stand with President Obama as he signed an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT employees in 2014. Lectures are held on Mondays, 12:05-12:55 p.m. in Ives 101. Admission is free, parking on campus is $5-$8.
Cheltham has helped bring more awareness to the bisexual community by working with companies and other administrations to help fund bisexual resources and to end the stigma against bisexual identity.
Other speakers include Sonoma State faculty and activist leaders from the local community. This spring's series includes topics like sexuality in queer film, self-care and more.The series is presented by the Women's and Gender Studies Department at Sonoma State
It's You! Mindfulness and Self-care, Are the Path to Powerful ChangeFresh! White
Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of RepairSarah Schulman
A History of Honey: A journey of self-discovery, performance art, and queer identity politicsHoney Mahogany
Women Against Imperialism: Feminist Activism, both Personal and PoliticalBrooke Lober
Liberation Through Solidarity: Lessons from the Gay and Lesbian LeftEmily Hobson
Thick with the Future: Bound and the Utopian Queer/Trans HorizonCáel Keegan
Playing With Gender and Sexuality in Queer FilmAron Kantor
Intersection Electric: An Interactive Tour of Black and Bisexual Histories/CultureFaith Cheltenham
Unearthing Queer LatinidadAngel Rafael Vázquez-Concepción and Juliana Delgado Lopera
Epitaph for FamilyJohanna Brieding
Fat Justice Is Totally QueerAnna Mollow