YRIHS - Yale Research Initiative on the History of Sexualities

Event time: 
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 5:00pm
HGS - Hall of Graduate Studies See map
York St
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

2017-2018 Lecture Series

Thursday, October 12, 5 pm

“Run with the Race”: SCLC/ W.O.M.E.N. Inc. and Ambivalent Approaches to HIV/AIDS, 1986-1993
Jennifer D. Jones, University of Michigan

The talk examines the efforts of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s female auxiliary to promote HIV/AIDS education in black communities.  W.O.M.E.N. Inc. combined a profound interest in propagating accurate information about HIV/AIDS with an ambivalent attitude toward the sexual dimensions of transmission. Jones places the activism of W.O.M.E.N. Inc. in a longer history in which black liberals offered divergent responses to the exclusion of sexual minorities in American life & law. 

Jennifer Dominique Jones is a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of History at the University of Michigan. Her current book project is titled Queering an American Dilemma: Sexuality and Gender in African American Political Organizing, 1945-1993.

Thursday, November 2, 5 pm

Public Disclosures of Private Realities: HIV/AIDS, Healthcare, and the Domestic Archive

Stephen Vider, Bryn Mawr College

Thursday, February 22, 5 pm

Bye Bye Binary: Writing Histories of Non-Normative Gender

Sarah Haley, UCLA
Allison Miller, American Historical Association
Susan Stryker, University of Arizona