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Identity Space Power
This poster promotes the Identity Space Power conference that was held by CLAGS on February 8th and 9th, 1996. The conference discussed political issues related to the queer community including how to create a political agenda, how to organize, and the role of sexual identity within the political space. Among the many distinguished speakers at the conference was Cathy Cohen whose essay “Punks, Bulldaggers, and Welfare Queens” explored queer politics, and writer and activist Larry Kramer, whose largely autobiographical play The Normal Heart was recently turned into an HBO movie by Ryan Murphy.
Although formally instituted at the CUNY Graduate Center in 1991, CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies was first conceived 5 years earlier by Martin, Duberman, one of the first historians to embrace the, then infantile, field of Queer Studies. Duberman sensed the need for a formal center devoted to queer research. As the first university-based center for LGBTQ research, CLAGS continues to demonstrate its dedication to advancing Queer Studies, by hosting public events showcasing queer research and sponsoring fellowships to support queer scholars. Among its many notable contributions, CLAGS annually puts on at least one major conference and holds the Kessler Award Lecture every fall to celebrate a queer scholar who has made a notable contribution to the field of queer studies.
| CLAGS ArchiveCreator | CLAGS
Date Created | February 1996 (Circa)
Rights | Copyright CLAGS Archive
Item Type | Text (Poster / Flier / Leaflet)
Cite This document | CLAGS, “Identity Space Power ,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed January 20, 2019, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/7782.