Queer Media Activism Series

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What is the relationship between queer media and queer activism? How have queers, trans* folks, feminists, people of color, poor people, and people with disabilities harnessed media production practices in the service of social justice activism? How have local Philadelphia artists, activists, and academics mobilized to create films, video artworks, performances, training workshops, and courses that stretch beyond the local context and into the transnational public sphere? The Queer Media Activism Series examines the relationship between queer activism and queer media production through film screenings, lectures by transnational video artists, roundtables on social justice media making, live performances, and discussions about oral history media projects. The Queer Media Activism series explores these questions through a multimedia, multidisciplinary, and multi-sited series of events around Philadelphia during March and April 2013. This series is directed by Dr. Cathy Hannabach, Lecturer in GSWS. 

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

This series is generously supported by Giovanni's Room Bookstore; Temple University’s Film and Media ArtsLatin American Studies, and Women’s Studies departments; and the University of Pennsylvania’s Art HistoryCinema Studies,Gender,Sexuality, & Women’s StudiesHistory,Latin American & Latino Studies, and Visual Studies departments as well as the Penn Humanities Forum

Want to get involved with the series? Have a question? Want copies of fliers to help publicize events? Check out our website (phillyqueermedia.com), or email the Director Cathy Hannabach at phillyqueermedia@gmail.com.

You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter

Events: 

Drag Activism: Performing the Revolution. Panel Discussion & Performances

Saturday, March 30 from 6-8pm, William Way LGBT Community Center (1315 Spruce Street)


Social Justice Media Making: A Conversation with Mónica Enríquez-Enríquez and Aishah Shahidah Simmons

Monday, April 1 from 12-2pm, Temple University, 812 Anderson Hall (Women’s Studies Lounge)


Film Screening & Director's Talk with video artist Mónica Enríquez-Enríquez

Monday, April 1 from 6-8pm, The Rotunda (4014 Walnut Street)


Archives, Affects, & Activisim: Preserving Queer & Trans Histories

Saturday, April 20 from 7-9pm, Giovanni's Room Bookstore (345 S. 12th St.)


Queer and Feminist Film Studies: Undergraduate course at the University of Pennsylvania

 Spring 2013, TuTh 10:30 -11:50 am, 244 Fisher-Bennett Hall


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