“Our bodies are also occupied territories. Perhaps the ultimate goal of performance, especially if you are a woman, gay or a person ‘of color,’ is to decolonize our bodies and make these decolonizing mechanisms apparent to our audience in the hope that they will get inspired to do the same with their own.” -Guillermo Gómez-Peña

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Kessler Conversations: Esther Newton, Gayle Rubin and Carole Vance

Presented by the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies

Moderated by Rebecca Jordan-Young

Tuesday October 25
7 to 9 pm

Proshanksy Auditorium
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

American cultural anthropologists Esther Newton, Gayle Rubin and Carole Vance join together in a public conversation. The Kessler Conversations aim to bring together past Kessler awardees in conversation with each other and with emerging researchers and practitioners in Queer Studies. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Kessler Awards.

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