Queer Media Activism Series




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. 


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

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

can also find us on Facebook and Twitter


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