Conference: “Finding the Queer Radical Past: Scholars and Activists on the 1987 March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights”
This conference will commemorate a moment in which LGBTQ politics were intimately bound up with anti-racism and left solidarity movements: against apartheid, war, and US imperialism. Our goal is to reflect back on the queer left and its legacies for today. Over two days, we will bring student activists working for racial justice and LGBTQ freedom into dialogue with historians and veteran activists.
Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24, 2018
Student Union Ballroom, UMass Amherst
Speakers include Umayyah Cable, BC Craig, Kenyon Farrow, Gil Gerald, Emily Hobson (keynote), Kwame Holmes, Jim Hubbard, Kevin Mumford, Jess Shubow, Dean Spade (keynote), Marc Stein, and Carmen Vázquez.