Preserving Our Stories – Caribbean LGBT Histories & Activism

News:

Caribbean Region of the International Resource Network presents “Preserving Our Stories – Caribbean LGBT Histories & Activism” Launch & Discussion The Digital Archive Collection of the Jamaica Gay Freedom Movement 21 June, 2011 at 6PM (USA Eastern Standard Time)

Panelists include: Larry Chang (co-founder of the Jamaica Gay Freedom Movement and Jamaica Forum of Lesbians, All-Sexuals & Gays – JFLAG) & Thomas Glave (award-winning author and co-founder of JFLAG); along with co-chairs of the Caribbean IRN Board: Angelique V. Nixon (scholar, writer, community worker) & Rosamond S. King (writer, scholar, artist)

Also featuring the short documentary “Sisters without Misters” by Cynthia Cheeseman http://bandwagonist.wordpress.com/2009/07/08/sisters-without-misters/

The digital archive is hosted by the Digital Library of the Caribbean at: http://dloc.com/icirngfm.

The event will be based at Brooklyn College,Woody Tanger Auditorium in the Library, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11210.

Questions can be posed by emailing to caribbeanirn@gmail.com

The Caribbean IRN Board is looking forward to this important digital launch and discussion of the Jamaica Gay Freedom Movement Archive! Help us spread the word to folks in the region especially and/or anyone you know who is interested in these histories and activism. The Caribbean IRN is a resource for people and organizations inside and outside the region whose work focuses on issues related to diverse genders and sexualities in the Caribbean.

Please visit our website for more information about our work: http://www.irnweb.org/ en/about/region/caribbean. The International Resource Network is supported by the Ford Foundation and housed at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, City University of New York.

The digitization of this archive was made possible through a City University of New York Diversity Grant.

Special thanks to Stephanie Harvey, who organized and digitized the archive, to Marianne LaBatto, and the entire Brooklyn College Division of Archives & Special Collections. This event was made possible through a City University of New York Diversity Grant, with additional support from the Brooklyn College Department of Africana Studies and the Brooklyn College Division of Academic Information Technologies.

Please note: this event has already taken place, but I will update with comments (or others, please do) if I find the video of the event online. Despite my tardiness in posting, I still wanted to share this to promote the important work being done.