In conjunction with the Bureau’s current exhibition, The Lesbian Avengers: 25th Anniversary Exhibition:
“Resist, Rebel, Transgress” in co-operation with Lambda Literary. Reading from their work: Avenger co-founder and writer Sarah Schulman, and writer Carmen Machado.
Suggested donation of $5 to $10 to benefit both the traveling exhibition The Lesbian Avengers: 25th Anniversary Exhibition and the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Carmen Maria Machado’s debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press. Her fiction and nonfiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy, Best Horror of the Year, and Best Women’s Erotica. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is the Artist in Residence at the University of Pennsylvania.
Sarah Schulman is the author of 18 books, most recently the novel THE COSMOPOLITANS, selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the top 20 American novels of 2016, and CONFLICT IS NOT ABUSE, which bell hooks called “awesome brilliant.” Sarah is on the advisory board of Jewish Voice for Peace, faculty advisor to Students for Justice in Palestine, and on the advisory board of Claudia Rankine’s Racial Imaginary Institute. She is currently writing the book to a musical based on the songs of Joan Armatrading.
The Lesbian Avengers: 25th Anniversary Exhibition is on view at the Bureau through June 4, 2017.
We did it, and we’ll do it again! A multimedia activist exhibit celebrating the Lesbian Avengers, formed 25 years ago during another surge of hardcore misogyny, and anti-gay, white Nationalist hate. Includes still photos, flyers, posters, slide shows, and video. Were you there? We welcome your participation. This mobile exhibit won’t take on its final form until late April. In June, it will begin to pop up all over the country. Including a neighborhood near you!
Related upcoming events:
Friday, May 12 7 p.m. Lesbian Avengers 25 event series, “Resist, Rebel, Transgress.” A screening of the powerful film, Nothing Without Us, by Harriet Hirshorn and Mary Patierno about women fighting AIDS worldwide.
Nothing Without Us is the first and only documentary telling the story of the inspiring women at the forefront of the global AIDS movement. Combining archival footage and interviews with female activists, scientists and scholars in the US and Africa, Nothing Without Us: The Women who Will End AIDS reveals how women not only shaped grassroots groups like ACT-UP in the U.S., but have also played essential roles in HIV prevention and the treatment access movement throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The film explores the unaddressed dynamics that keep women around the world at risk of HIV, while introducing the remarkable women who have the answers to ending this 30-year old pandemic.
Friday, June 2 7 p.m. Lesbian Avengers 25 event series, “Resist, Rebel, Transgress” in co-operation with Lambda Literary. Includes Lesbian Avengers and writers, Susana Cook, Ana Simo (co-founder), and others.