LGBT Heritage Month 2011
Looking Beyond the Letters

Highlights at Foothill College

Wednesday, June 1
Opening Ceremony
Celebrate diversity, acceptance and great fashion sense as we kick off an LGBT heritage extravaganza! With the help of DJ ?Shines Like Gold,? we?ll open a month that strives to break down stereotypes, build bridges and look beyond the letters of ?LGBT,? to see the people who truly comprise our community. Enjoy ASFC-sponsored food, drinks and music as we all start looking beyond the letters.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Locations: Library Quad
Free Admission

Thursday, June 2
Exploring Queer Theory
Join Foothill Psychology Instructor Ben Stefonik and Foothill English Instructor Scott Lankford for an overview of current leading-edge theories concerning the nature of human genders and sexualities.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Friday, June 3
Foothill Authors Series: Terry Castle & "The Professor & Other Writings"
The Foothill Authors Series welcomes legendary Stanford English Professor Terry Castle, recently described by Vanity Fair magazine as ?a Jedi knight of literary exploration and lesbian scholarship.? She'll read hilarious excerpts from her new comic memoir, The Professor & Other Writings.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission


Monday, June 6
Stand-up Comic: Jamba with Julia
Julia Jackson is hilarious! With her honest and biting sense of humor, San Francisco has voted Julia Jackson as one of the best female comedians in the Bay Area. Have a laugh with her as she tells Foothill College what?s on her mind. What could possibly go wrong? Jamba Juice refreshments are sponsored by ASFC.
Time: 11 a.m.–Noon
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Tuesday, June 7
Carla Trujillo
The director of UC Berkeley?s Graduate Diversity Program and author of the novel What Night Brings, Carla Trujillo is an inspirational speaker who uses knowledge and experience to tear down barriers. Meet this pioneer as she illuminates just what it means to be human.
Time: 11 a.m.–Noon
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Tuesday, June 7
Film Screening: The Other City
The Other City is a shocking new documentary about the harsh reality of the AIDS epidemic that is festering steps away from Congress and the White House in Washington, D.C. Watch this courageous call to action that was filmed by one of the nation?s premier young gay writers, Jose Antonio Vargas.
Time: Noon–2 p.m.
Location: Room 3523
Free Admission & Free Parking

Wednesday, June 8
Erin Davies & The Fagbug
On the national Day of Silence, Davies returned to her Volkswagen Bug only to find ?U R Gay? and ?fag? written on its hood and windows. Instead of becoming a victim, she drove her ?fagbug? across the nation and made a documentary in which she engaged in dialogue about homophobia with the people she encountered. Now a professional activist, she comes to Foothill to talk about her experience on the road and getting creative with discrimination. Co-sponsored by the Foothill College Transfer Center.
Time: Noon–1 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Wednesday June 8
How to Be an Activist: Creating Change in Ourselves & Others
You want change? Then you make it happen! Professional activist Erin Davies will teach you strategies to make change happen. You?ll learn how to be the change you want to see.
Time: 2–3 p.m.
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

Thursday, June 9
Poetry Slam: Missy Fuego
Acclaimed performance artist and slam poet Missy Fuego published her first book, Say It With Your Whole Mouth, at the age of 25. Her book was nominated for the Poetry Center Book Award in 2004, and her writing has been featured in the anthologies Revolutionary Voices, The Encyclopedia of Activism & Social Change and The Female Experience of Growing-Up Working-Class, among others. Don?t miss Fuego as she slams about cultural identity, life and sexuality. Prepare to be wowed?and for mature language.
Time: 11 a.m.–Noon
Location: Hearthside Lounge (Room 2313)
Free Admission

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Foothill College LGBT Heritage Month 2011 Planning Committee

Amy Ackerman, Ryan Bellon, Shane Courtney, John Dubois, Patricia Hyland, Scott Lankford, Blaire Lee-Nakayama, Crystal Miranda, Sol Ricco, Jonathan Ryser-Oatman, Tristan Paule, Patrick Sabooni, Cynthia Southerby

Sponsors

Associated Students of Foothill College (ASFC), ASFC Design Center, ASFC Organizations Board of Directors (OBD), Foothill College Transfer Center, Foothill College Middlefield Campus, Student Affairs & Activities Office, Psychological Services, Foothill Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA), Togos, Jamba Juice, and Foothill College Instructors Scott Lankford (English), Kella Svetich (English), Shawn Townes (Communication Studies), Lauren Velasco (Communication Studies), John Fox (Sociology), Eta Lin (Psychology), Benjamin Stefonik (Psychology) and Georgia Platts (Women's Studies).


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