WGSS Events

Fall Semester

Coming in September (date tbd), CLOSER: At the Intersection of God and Gay

A public storytelling event related to the organization CLOSER (Community Liaison Organization for Support, Education, and Reform), which launched in 1979 from All Souls Church. For over thirty years, CLOSER supported LGBTQ+ life in Western North Carolina, and yet their legacy is virtually invisible online. This is a collaboration with Buncombe County Special Collections.

October 19, 2023, Brooke Bauer

Professor Brooke Bauer is an early American historian focusing on the histories of Southeastern Native Americans. Their first book, Becoming Catawba: Catawba Women and Nation-building, 1540-1840, is out in print from the University of Alabama Press. This is a co-sponsored event with UNC Asheville’s American Indian and Indigenous Studies program and the History Department.