|Fun Places to Gay
|Harris Theater for Music and Dance|
|Rascal's Bar & Grille|
|Ruth Page Theatre|
|LiveWire Chicago at the Storefront Theater|
|Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club|
|The Station House|
|Black Ensemble Theater|
|Dog and Pony Theatre Company at Collaboraction|
|Metropolis Performing Arts Centre|
|A Red Orchid Theatre|
|Bailiwick Chicago at the Steppenwolf Garage|
|Goodman Theatre in the Albert Theatre|
|Oracle Productions at Oracle Theatre|
Saturday September 12th
Saving LGBTQ History Archives in a Time of Activism
Current events, including the wave of social activism, emphasize the importance of collecting and preserving items-often fragile or unique-that help to capture the essence of these experiences for future generations.
LGBTQ history is a history of activism, a history of struggles against pathologizing, violence, discrimination, and marginalization, and a history of victories related to acceptance, inclusion, liberty, and equality.
Over the two days of September 12-13 there will be a series of 90 minute sparkling salons (10-12 people each) that will highlight Gerber/Hart's archives of activism. This will be an opportunity for intimate discussions on the current work and future of Gerber/Hart including the presentation of the new 5 year strategic plan, a tour of the restricted stacks by the director, and a tour of the newly opened exhibit on queer activism in the 1990s by a curator. Sparkling wine, sparkling water, and wine, as well as light snacks will be served during the salons.
Salon times will be 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 12 and 10:00 a.m., 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 13.
Recommended guidelines for gatherings and food service amid the COVID-19 pandemic will be followed. Unless guidelines are relaxed, all attenders will be required to wear a face mask.
Salon time reservations can be made with ticket purchase.
Gerber Hart Library and Archives
6500 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60626