Conference | Finding the Queer Radical Past | February 23-24

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 9:00am to Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 6:00pm
UMass Amherst | Student Union Ballroom


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 students and activists working for racial justice and LGBTQ freedom into dialogue with historians and veteran activists.

Keynote speakers: Emily K. HobsonDean Spade
Other speakers include: Nathalie Amazan, Joan E. Biren, Umayyah Cable, BC Craig, Kenyon Farrow, Gil Gerald, Joan Gibbs, Kwame Holmes, Jim Hubbard, Jason Lydon, Carmen Vázquez, Gerry Scoppettuolo, Marc Stein, Jessica Wender-Shubow

​The conference includes speaker and panel sessions, activist training, and a dance party with cash bar.

ISSR is proud to co-sponsor the conference, organized by the UMass Amherst Department of Women, Gender, Sexuality StudiesDepartment of HistoryStonewall Center, and the Advocacy, Inclusion and Support Programs cluster of Student Affairs and Campus Life.


Registration requested for this event, which is free and open to the public. Please check out the full schedule of events and other information at the #QUEERRADICALPAST conference website, and register to come out for justice now!


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