LGBTQ Resource Center Events Next Week

Join us, next week, at the LGBTQ Resource Center for the following events:

-“Publishing Black Lesbian and Gay Literature: An Evening with Lisa C. Moore”

On Wednesday, Mar. 29, the WGSS program will welcome Lisa C. Moore, founder and editor of Redbone Press, for a campus talk about publishing black lesbian and gay literature. Lisa will discuss black lesbian diasporic literature and black gay male writing in response to the AIDS epidemic. Additionally, she will offer her perspective on careers in publishing and editing and address questions about how young writers can get published. The event will be held in the Center for the Arts Lecture Hall (Building 1P, Room 119)  from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

Lisa C. Moore is the founder and editor of RedBone Press, which publishes award-winning work celebrating the culture of black lesbians and gay men and promoting understanding between black gays and lesbians and the black mainstream. Moore is the editor of does your mama know? An Anthology of Black Lesbian Coming Out Stories; co-editor of Spirited: Affirming the Soul and Black Gay/Lesbian Identity; and co-editor, co-compiler, and co-publisher (with Vintage Entity Press) of Carry the Word: A Bibliography of Black LGBTQ Books. Moore is also board co-president of Fire & Ink, an advocacy organization for LGBTQ writers of African descent. A former editor of Lambda Book Report, Moore has judged numerous literary awards and speaks at conferences, colleges, and universities about black gay/lesbian publishing. She is a former board member of the Money for Women Barbara Deming Memorial Fund.

This is a PG/CC CLUE event.

 

-“CIRCUM-WHAT? A Matter of Human Health or a Human Harmed?” a discussion of the history, ethics, and culture of circumcision in the United States on Thursday, Mar. 30 in the Center for the arts (Building !P), Room 223 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm.

In 1996, the U.S. Congress passed a law prohibiting the genital alteration of female minors (in some circles known as female circumcision). This law, however, does not protect males from similar alterations. Some have argued that this establishes a violation of “equal rights” or “equal protection” under the law. Others claim that male circumcision has health benefits, but opponents suggest that these benefits are exaggerated or non-existent. Should society and parents have the right to impose this body modification upon a non-consenting infant male? Join a panel of faculty to discuss this issue from various perspectives and disciplines.​

Professor William Wallace of the Biology Department will present on the history of circumcision in the United States followed by a panel discussion moderated by Professor Grozdena Yilmaz of the Biology Department. Students are encouraged to ask questions and participate in the conversation.

This event is a collaboration between Biology faculty and the Office of Student Life – LGBTQ Resource Center. For more information please contact: william.wallace@csi.cuny.edu or jeremiah.jurkiewicz@csi.cuny.edu.