Queer Lecture Series

Speakers Include White House Honoree Faith Cheltenham
January 19, 2017
Faith Cheltenham shaking hands with President Obama

The spring 2016 Queer Studies Lecture Series at Sonoma State University includes a special lecture by Faith Cheltenham, activist and president of the non-profit "BiNet USA." Cheltenham was highlighted by the White House in 2012 as one of their "Women Working to Do Good" and invited to stand with President Obama as he signed an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT employees in 2014. Cheltham has helped bring more awareness to the bisexual community by working with companies and other administrations to help fund bisexual resources and to end the stigma against bisexual identity.

Other speakers include Sonoma State faculty and activist leaders from the local community. This spring's series includes topics like sexuality in queer film, self-care and more. Lectures are held on Mondays, 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. in Ives 101. Admission is free, parking on campus is $5-$8. The series is presented by the Women's and Gender Studies Department at Sonoma State.


January 30

It's You! Mindfulness and Self-care, Are the Path to Powerful Change

Fresh! White

February 6

Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair

Sarah Schulman


February 13

A History of Honey: A journey of self-discovery, performance art, and queer identity politics

Honey Mahogany


February 20 

Women Against Imperialism: Feminist Activism, both Personal and PoliticalBrooke Lober


February 27

Liberation Through Solidarity: Lessons from the Gay and Lesbian Left

Emily Hobson


March 6 

Thick with the Future: Bound and the Utopian Queer/Trans Horizon

Cáel Keegan 


March 27

Playing With Gender and Sexuality in Queer Film

Aron Kantor


April 3 

Intersection Electric: An Interactive Tour of Black and Bisexual Histories/Culture

Faith Cheltenham


April 10 

Unearthing Queer Latinidad

Angel Rafael Vázquez-Concepción and Juliana Delgado Lopera


April 17 

Epitaph for Family

Johanna Brieding


April 24 

Fat Justice Is Totally Queer

Anna Mollow


May 1

Trans Resistance to Trump

Mia Satya