WGSS Events

January 23, 2023, Hood Huggers Tour

The Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Key Center are sponsoring a free Hood Huggers tour opportunity for students this Monday January 23rd from 11:30am-2:30pm. Register via this form: bit.ly/HoodHuggersTourJan23. Also, a quick PSA that Hood Huggers is offering free tours to local Black folks in honor of Black History Month in February (see attached). You can contact HHI directly at info@hoodhuggers.com with any questions about specifics.

March 24 – 26, 2023, Queer Studies Conference

Hosted on odd years, the Queer Studies Conference attracts a range of interdisciplinary queer studies scholars and activists. This year’s theme is “Blooming: Metamorphoses and Seasons of Queerness.” The conference is by donation and includes Alexis Pauline Gumbs keynote and a film-making workshop, as well as some meals, snacks, and life-changing conversation. Register here for free.

April 22, 2023, Oral History Training Workshop

Blue Ridge Pride LGBTQIA+ Archive is hosting an oral history training workshop in Sylva, NC (at the historical courthouse). 11 – 4 pm with brunch and beverages provided. Includes an LGBTQIA+ Panel on Diversity, training & practice in oral history methods, community building, and WGSS undergraduate research student presentations.