Fighting Trump and the Alt-Right: Queer Lessons from the 90s
The Newcomb College Institute at Tulane University will host a panel discussion on Friday, March 2, entitled “Fighting Trump and the Alt-Right: Queer Lessons from the 90s.”
Billed as “an intersectional, intergenerational activist conversation about resistance and building community with LGBTQ activists,” the event will feature author and co-founder of the National Lesbian Avengers, Anne-christine d’Adesky, Juno Rosenhaus, Dr. Earl Nupsius Benjamin-Robinson, and invited members of the New Orleans Lesbian Avenger Archive and LAST CALL: Queer Histories / Queer Futures Project.
d’Adesky is an investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker who reported on the global AIDS epidemic for New York Native, OUT, The Nation, and The Village Voice. She received the first Award of Courage from amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research. She was an early member of ACT UP and cofounder of the Lesbian Avengers. Her books include The Pox Lover: An Activist’s Decade in New York and Paris, Beyond Shock: Charting the Landscape of Sexual Violence in Post-Quake Haiti, Moving Mountains: The Race to Treat Global AIDS, and a novel set in post-Duvalier Haiti, Under the Bone.
Juno Rosenhaus, a photographer, is a member of the Bay Area Queer Anti-Fascist Network.
Dr. Earl Nupsius Benjamin-Robinson is the co-founder of the Behavioral and Community Health Group (BACH).
The event will also feature a special one-night only showing of the traveling exhibition of Lesbian Avengers 25, a celebration of the 90’s lesbian direct-action group and movement (including its New Orleans chapter).
The conversation will take place at the Anna Many Lounge at Tulane University, 62 Newcomb Place, New Orleans, LA 70118. Admission is free and open to the public.