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2023 Anthony Mascioli Rainbow Dialogues: The Other Shoulders We Stand On

2023 Anthony Mascioli Rainbow Dialogues: The Other Shoulders We Stand On In-Person

9:30 am Registration & Refreshments

10:00 am Keynote Speaker

Jeffrey Q. McCune, Jr. - Disobedience: A Politics for Radical Queer Life

 In this talk, Jeffrey McCune offers disobedience as an active and ideal politics for queer life. A performance of disobedience is an intentional refusal of the traditional narratives of queer life, an invitation to lean into ways of knowing which privilege the marginal voices on which so much of LGBTIA+ storytelling relies. This politics rejects notions of “belonging” and “community” to highlight how LGBTIA+ commitments to such terms pushes us into state discourses and white supremacist canons of thought. Professor McCune will invite us into a “reading practice” which enables a richer telling of queer life and history, producing a more complex and rigorous imagining for queer futures.

McCune is director of the Frederick Douglass Institute of African & African-American Studies and Frederick Douglass Associate Professor of African American Literature and Culture in the Department of English at the University of Rochester.

11:30 am A Conversation About the Importance of Inclusion and the Dangers of Erasure - featuring:

Tamara Leigh, facilitator

Samuel Antonio Brett Sanchez 

Javannah J. Davis

Rohsennase Dalton LaBarge

Pari Faison-Lucas

Kristen R. Walker

Rainbow Dialogues is a progam of Shoulders to Stand On. Sponsored by the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library and ImageOut.

Saturday, April 1, 2023
9:30am - 12:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Central - Kate Gleason Auditorium
Central Library
  Adults     Teens  
  Black History     Department - Local History & Genealogy     Diversity, Equity and Inclusion     LGBTQ+ Pride     Lecture     Local History     Other (Miscellaneous)  
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