James R. Brudner ‘83 Memorial Prize presents, “What is Sexual Justice? A Brudner Roundtable”

Event time: 
Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 5:30pm
Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 102 See map
63 High Street
New Haven
Event description: 
As the world warms and splinters, as we face down ascendant movements endangering racial minorities, religious minorities, and queer and trans lives, “the time has come to think about” sexual justice. What does sexual justice demand, institutionally, politically, ethically, and aesthetically? How do we envision sexual justice within and across activisms and intimacies, inside and beside pandemic life?  
The Brudner Roundtable will convene four leading scholars of gender, sexuality, and inequality to reimagine sexual justice in our troubled present on Thursday, April 14 at 5:30 PM. The event titled, “What is Sexual Justice? A Brudner Roundtable,” will be held in-person at Yale University in Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 102 (63 High Street).
Yale ID card holders as well as vaccinated and boosted guests welcome. Please be prepared to present proof of vaccination to enter.
About the James R. Brudner ‘83 Memorial Prize:
The Brudner Prize, established in 2000, is awarded annually to an accomplished scholar, artist, or activist whose work has made significant contributions to LGBT studies and LGBT communities. The Brudner prize winner gives a Prize Lecture at Yale and in New York City. The prize comes with an award of $5,000.
James Brudner was an AIDS activist, urban planner, journalist, and photographer. A man of wit and compassion, outsized knowledge and curiosity, Jim valued both academic inquiry and direct action. He spent 12 years as a policy analyst for the City of New York. He also earned an MA in journalism from New York University and wrote for various publications on gay- and AIDS-related topics. Jim became a member of ACT UP, the Treatment Action Group, and other organizations after the death of his twin brother, Eric, of AIDS in 1987. He worked on treatment and prevention issues with the National Institutes of Health, pharmaceutical corporations, and federal agencies. In his final years he devoted much of his time to traveling the back roads of rural America with a camera. La Mama Gallery in New York mounted an exhibition of his photographs in 1997. Jim died of AIDS-related illness on September 18, 1998 at the age of 37. Through his will, he established the Brudner Prize at Yale as “a perpetual annual prize” for scholarship and activism on gay and lesbian history and contemporary experience.
Open to: 
General Public