|Gay Fun Places to Go
|Black Ensemble Theater|
|Circle Theatre at Greenhouse Theater Center|
|Replay Beer & Bourbon|
|Pride Films and Plays at the Athenaeum Theatre|
|Jackalope Theatre Co. at the Storefront Theater|
|Two Pence Theatre Co at the Athenaeum Theatre|
|Ethel M. Barber Theater at Northwestern Univiversity|
|Writers Theatre at Tudor Court|
|Shakers On Clark (Formerly 3160)|
|Joie De Vine|
|The Actors Gymnasium at Noyes Cultural Arts Center|
|Someplace Else II (Oh Zone)|
|Marty's Martini Bar|
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.
Please check with the event organizers to see if the event is still scheduled or cancelled.
Gerber Hart Library and Archives
6500 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60626