Schedule of Events
9:30-10:50: Kim Bateman: On Ugly Ducklings and Cross-Eyed Hens: Living in the Fringe. The archetype of the unusual or dispossessed appears often in our cultural narratives and can help us negotiate the crossfire of mixed messages about gender. This workshop will explore the expression of masculine and feminine principles both within and outside ourselves, with an emphasis on moving from disenfranchisement to empowerment. Fireside Room
11:00-12:20: Crystal Nix: Health Care and Sexual Orientation Concerns. Fireside Room
12:30-1:50: Ann Bannon: The Pulps. Author of the 1950s lesbian pulp fiction novels Odd Girl Out and The Beebo Brinker Chronicles. The Beebo Brinker Chronicles were recently turned into an Off Broadway play that is now touring the USA. Ms. Bannon also served as a Dean at Sacramento State University. Fireside Room
2:00-3:20: Michelle Johnson and Students: Poetry Slam! Listen to students recite their slam poetry. The College Quad.
3:30-4:50: Ryan Parino: The Bloodsource of Inequality. Explore the roots of homophobia by focusing on the FDA's discriminatory blood donation policies and how these policies affect us all. D12
5:00-5:50: Sierra College Pride Center Grand Opening. Please join the Sierra College Spectrum Committee and Rainbow Alliance for Pizza, Cake and the grand opening of the Pride Center: A learning center to support retention and success of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Intersex, Transgender, Queer and All students of Sierra College. Quad Area between the M and MT buildings. Pride Center: MT8D.
6:00-9:30: A Night at the Movies with Joshua Breese: Star Trek: The Next Generation—Queerly Going Where No Gender Binary Dares to Go. W110
Nevada County Campus Presentations for Tuesday, November 6.
12:30-1:50 Cat and Sophie: An Out-of-the-Box Love Story. A transgender couple talk about their self-discoveries and their discovery of one another. NCC Multi-purpose Room.
9:30–10:50: Mary Moon: Mental Wellness and the LGBTIQ Community. Fireside Room
11:00-12:20: Joe Medeiros, Biology Professor, Emeritus: Sexual Diversity in the Animal Kingdom and Genetics. PS: Humans are Animals too. Fireside Room
12:30-1:50: Dana Rivers: Trans Rights. A transgender teacher, fired and reinstated, tells her story. Fireside Room.
2:00-3:20 David Del Valle: Memoirs of living life in Post-Stonewall America. Friends with Vincent Price, Martha Rae and Kenneth Anger, to name a few, David will recount the details of his Post-Stonewall life in Los Angeles and San Francisco through the early AIDs epidemic. Fireside Room
3:30-4:50 Cat and Sophie: An Out-of-the-Box Love Story. A transgender couple talk about their self-discoveries and their discovery of one another. D12
6:00-9:30 A Night at the Movies with Jane Hemmerling: A Home at the End of the World. D12
6:15-7:20: George Raya
A Sacramento native, Raya began a lifelong career as a gay rights, labor and Latino activist starting in the late 1960s. Raya helped form Sacramento's first openly gay organization while still a student at Sacramento State and later was part of the first group ever invited discuss gay rights at the White House. As California's first gay rights lobbyist, Raya successfully fought to decriminalize homosexual behavior. Working with then-Assemblyman Willie Brown, Raya helped pass the 'Consenting Adults Bill' which ended homosexuals' status as 'unapprehended felons' - Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill into law in 1976.
7:30-9:00 Faculty and Student Drag Show with performances by:
Special Guest Emcee: Kathleen Taylor, Psychology/Women and Gender Studies