The College of Health and Social Sciences and the Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality cordially invite you to:
Black/Feminist/Lesbian/Queer/Trans* Cultural Production: A Symposium Honoring the 20th Anniversary of Cheryl Dunye’s “The Watermelon Woman”
September 23-24, 2016
San Francisco State University
Filmmaker Dee Rees, “Pariah” (2011) and “Bessie” (2015)
Jennifer Devere Brody, Stanford University
Kara Keeling, University of Southern California
Yvonne Welbon, Bennett College for Women
The Conference, sponsored by The College of Health and Social Sciences, Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality, Dean of the College of Health and Social Sciences, Dean of the College of Creative and Liberal Arts, Jamie and Phillis Pasker Funds, Queer Cinema Institute at San Francisco State University, Watermelon Woman 3.0, and Black Sexual Economies Working Group (Washington University-St. Louis), is free and open to the public. Friday’s event will take place in McKenna Theatre in the Creative Arts Building, and Saturday’s event will take place in Seven Hill Conference Center, both on the main campus of San Francisco State University.
A VIP Reception will be held in honor of Cheryl Dunye. Cost of admission is $25, to benefit the Center of Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality at San Francisco State University.
Panelists Include: GerShun Avilez (UNC-Chapel Hill), Jillian Hernandez (UC-Santa Barbara), Derek Conrad Murray (UC-Santa Cruz), Mireille Miller-Young (UCSB), L.H. Stallings (UMD-College Park), Matt Richarson (UT-Austin), Kortney Ziegler (Independent Scholar and Filmmaker).
Readings by Author Jewelle Gomez and Performance Artist Brian Freeman (Pomo Afro Homos)
Black Feminist and Queer Film Festival Curated By Candy Guinea(Cinema, SFSU)
For registration or further information, contact WMWSymposium@gmail.com