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Just some of the fabulous ephemera that Cheryl Dunye's lent us for the Watermelon Woman 20th Anniversary Symposium. Come on down to McKenna and check it out! ... See MoreSee Less

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Our friends over at QTRC and EROS are putting in this awesome and free trans sexual health workshop tomorrow. Stop by and increase your knowledge! ... See MoreSee Less

Trans Sexual Health Workshop

September 21, 2016, 12:00pm - September 21, 2016, 4:00pm

Associated Students EROS

Let's talk about sex...for transgender folks! Join EROS and the QTRC to see a double presentation from the Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center and Good Vibrations. You'll get a mini biology lesson and some tips and tricks on how to enhance your sex life. This workshop is relevant to all identities. SEE YOU THERE!

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We're so ready to share our amazing line up of artists, academics, performers, and more with you this Friday! If you haven't RSVP'd yet, it's not too late (and it's free)! Click the 'sign up' button on our Facebook page or follow the link from the event page. We'll be kicking off the Symposium with film shorts and a screening of Watermelon Woman, so if you haven't seen it, now's your chance! ... See MoreSee Less

Black/Feminist/Lesbian/Queer/Trans* Cultural Production: A Symposium Honoring the 20th Anniversary of Cheryl Dunye’s “The Watermelon Woman”

September 23, 2016, 3:00pm - September 24, 2016, 8:00pm

San Francisco State University

This symposium honors the 20th anniversary of Cheryl Dunye’s film, “The Watermelon Woman” (1996). The first feature film directed by and starring a Black lesbian, the production of this film marked a watershed moment for Black cinema, feminist cinema, lesbian cinema, and new queer cinema. We have 1 1/2 days of film screenings, panels, performances, readings and art planned, please join us in honoring Dunye’s growing body of work, as well as her cultural legacy. This event is totally free (except for an optional $25 VIP reception on Saturday night). Please RSVP: apps.chss.sfsu.edu/newsletters/thewatermelonwoman/index.html Symposium Schedule: Friday, September 23rd—McKenna Theatre, Creative Arts Building, SFSU 3-6 pm—Black Feminist, Queer, and Trans* Film Festival (featuring remastered version of The Watermelon Woman) 6-7:00 pm—Film Panel: Chair, B.K. Williams (Filmmaker and Co-Organizer). Panelists: Jethro Patalinghug (Filmmaker); Kortney Ziegler (Filmmaker). 7-8:30 pm—A Conversation with Dee Rees Saturday, September 24th—Nob Hill Room, Seven Hills Conference Center, SFSU 9:30-10 am Light Breakfast 10-11:30 am Panel: Chair, Jacqueline Francis (Corrigan Visiting Professor of Social Justice, SFSU, Associate Professor, Visual Studies, CCA). Panelists: Jillian Hernandez (Ethnic Studies, UCSD); Derek Conrad Murray (History of Art, UCSC); GerShun Avilez, (English, UNC-Chapel Hill). 11:30-11:50 Performance by Brian Freeman (Pomo Afro Homos) 12-1 pm Lunch on your Own 1:00-2:30 Panel: Chair, Celine Parreñas Shimizu (Professor, Cinema, SFSU) Panelists: Mireille Miller-Young (Feminist Studies, UCSB); L.H. Stallings (Women’s Studies, UMD); Matt Richardson (English and African and African Diaspora Studies, UT-Austin). 2:30-2:50 Reading by Jewelle Gomez (The Gilda Stories) 3:00-5:00 pm Plenary Panel: Chair, Alex Juhasz (Film, Brooklyn College) Panelists: Kara Keeling (Cinematic Arts, USC); Yvonne Welbon (Creative Producer, Chicken and Egg Pictures); Jennifer Devere Brody (Theater and Performance Studies, Stanford) 5:00-600 p.m. VIP Reception –Location TBA—Registration is $25.00 ***All events are wheelchair accessible. ASL interpretation can be provided if requested before Friday September 16th. Please email tkaye@sfsu.edu for accessibility questions or requests. ***

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Get familiar with Dee Rees, who'll be the keynote speaker at our symposium next Friday and Saturday 9/23-9/24. Dee will be having a conversation with 'Watermelon Woman' director Cheryl Dunye about Cheryl's influence and the expanding world of Black queer feminist cinema. RSVP here (apps.chss.sfsu.edu/newsletters/thewatermelonwoman/index.html) and join us for free! ... See MoreSee Less

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We're out here on campus enjoying the glorious weather and recruiting interns. Welcome back to school! ... See MoreSee Less

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Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality updated their cover photo. ... See MoreSee Less

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Summer Institute

After much discussion and consideration, it’s been decided that CREGS will postpone this year’s Summer Institute. We will instead undergo some intensive planning and development and hit the ground running at the end of this summer with an announcement of the topic of the 2017 Summer Institute on Sexuality. For updates as we get them, continue to ‘like’ our Summer Institute Facebook page and be the first to learn about any SI news!



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