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March 11 & 12: Brother to Brother, Sister to Sister



Brother to Brother, Sister to Sister

a series celebrating the works of LGBT artists

Tuesday & Wednesday, March 11 & 12

IAAA (Institute of African American Affairs) at New York University continues the year-long series on lectures, poetry readings, and film screenings with key figures, as well as emerging stars, of the LGBT intelligentsia. At a time when LGBT issues are openly being considered in mainstream consciousness, it prompts us to rethink the boundaries and conceptual paradigms surrounding the production of cultural knowledge from the perspectives of LGBT artists, scholars and activists. These conversations will be an exploration into the many LGBT narratives that examine and reveal perceptions, attitudes, continuous negotiations or renegotiations, and creative systems of survival.

Events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP as indicated below.


Tuesday, March 11
7:30 pm

A conversation with Janet Mock and Laverne Cox.

SOLD OUT

Watch online: Livestreaming info will be made available at: www.nyu.edu/lgbtq

NYU Global Center
238 Thompson Street, Room C-95s

This event presented by NYU Women’s HERstory MonthCMEP‘s Multiple (Eye)dentity Series; LGBTQ Student Center‘s Storytelling & Performance Series; and Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.

Moderated by Mya L. Vazquez


Wednesday, March 12
6:30 pm

a panel discussion with Seyi Adebanjo, James Earl Hardy, Q-Roc Ragsdale, & C. Riley Snorton

Space is limited. RSVP for March 12 program at 212-998-IAAA (4222).

20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor

For more information & updates please visit IAAA.



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