Queer Lecture Series Includes White House Honoree

faithThe 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

January 30

It's You! Mindfulness and Self-care, Are the Path to Powerful Change

Fresh! White
February 6

Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair

Sarah Schulman

February 13

A History of Honey: A journey of self-discovery, performance art, and queer identity politics

Honey Mahogany

February 20

Women Against Imperialism: Feminist Activism, both Personal and PoliticalBrooke Lober

February 27

Liberation Through Solidarity: Lessons from the Gay and Lesbian Left

Emily Hobson

March 6

Thick with the Future: Bound and the Utopian Queer/Trans Horizon

Cáel Keegan

March 27

Playing With Gender and Sexuality in Queer Film

Aron Kantor

April 3

Intersection Electric: An Interactive Tour of Black and Bisexual Histories/Culture

Faith Cheltenham

April 10

Unearthing Queer Latinidad

Angel Rafael Vázquez-Concepción and Juliana Delgado Lopera

April 17

Epitaph for Family

Johanna Brieding

April 24

Fat Justice Is Totally Queer

Anna Mollow

May 1

Trans Resistance to Trump

Mia Satya

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