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Jun 8

Stories of Art & Resistance: LGBTQ Art and Activism

June 8 @ 5:00 pm - June 9 @ 6:30 pm EDT

Two day event that explores the ways LGBTQ artists and activists have resisted marginalization by organizing and creating.

NOTE: This is a two day event. Tickets options are available for individual sessions or to attend both days. Financial assistance is available; email us at connections@bklynlibrary.org to learn more.

During Pride Month 2021, join us online for a two-part professional development workshop in conjunction with Brooklyn Museum, and explore how LGBTQ+ communities have challenged the status quo and presented radical visions of queer liberation through art and activism.

In the first session on June 8th, 5-6:30 PM, join a panel discussion on the evolving nature of queer organizing and resistance in New York and beyond with Lola Flash—a photographer, educator, and member of ACT-UP during the height of the AIDS epidemic—and poet and actor Timothy DuWhite, moderated by performance artist Una Aya Osato. They discuss the impact of HIV/AIDS on LGBTQ+ communities and the role of artists in mobilizing communities to raise awareness, combat stigma, and advocate for equitable care.

In the second workshop, on June 9th, 5-6:30 PM, educators from the Center for Brooklyn History and Brooklyn Museum share resources and strategies to support LGBTQ-inclusive curricula and pedagogy.

Each session is eligible for 1.5 CTLE credits, with a maximum of 3 CTLE credits for interested participants who attend both sessions.

Photo Credit:

Adejoke Tugbiyele (American, born 1977). Gele Pride Flag, 2014. Fabric, metallic thread, brass, 64 x 175 in. (162.6 x 444.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the artist in honor of the LGBTQ brothers and sisters we lost in Orlando, 2016.24. © Adejoke Tugbiyele

This workshop will be recorded and held via Zoom.

Accessibility Statement:

We strive to offer educator professional learning opportunities that are inclusive spaces for individuals with disabilities and our team is committed to the work that goes into creating safe and productive spaces for all. If you have an accessibility requirement, please let us know by checking the appropriate box while registering for our professional learning opportunities and a staff member will reach out with accessibility options prior to the event.

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