| Please join us Wednesday, March 13, 2019, for an afternoon forum on LGBTQ Community Archives. We will hear presentations by three outstanding leaders in the field of LGBTQ community-based archives, and hold a community discussion about the representation and role of resistance in archives. There will be an optional tour of the Wilcox Archives and the current exhibition on LGBTQ Marielitos at 12:00 pm, with presentations and discussion running from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Elise Chenier is Professor of History and Director of the Archives of Lesbian Oral Testimony at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. She teaches courses in the history of sexuality, oral history, and Canadian social history. She is the author of Strangers in Our Midst: Sexual Deviancy in Postwar Ontario and is currently writing a book on same-sex marriage in the United States from the 1950s-1970s.
Steven Fullwood is an independent archivist, documentarian, and writer. He was formerly the Associate Curator at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture where he founded the In the Life Archive (ITLA) to aid in the preservation of materials produced by LGBTQ people of African descent. With fellow archivist Miranda Mims he is the co-founder of the Nomadic Archivists Project which aims to document and preserve the African diasporic experience.
Che Gossett is a trans femme writer, an archivist at the Barnard Center for Research on Women, and a PhD candidate in trans/gender studies at Rutgers University. They are the recipient of the 2014 Sylvia Rivera Award in Transgender Studies from the Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies at the City University of New York, among other awards. They are working on a book project titled Blackness, the Beast and the Non Sovereign.
This is event is free and open to all. Please register to allow us to gauge numbers for seating and refreshments. It is funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities Common Heritage Grant and by the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL) Chronicling Resistance, Engaging Resistance project.
*Photograph by Kelly Burkhardt.