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Belmont Rocks lecture at Columbia April 19
2018-04-11

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Local scholar/historian Owen Keehnen will join Carmelo Esterrich, an associate professor at Columbia College, to discuss LGBTQ life at the Belmont Rocks.

The lecture will take place at Columbia College, 624 S. Michigan Ave., room 301, on Thursday, April 19, 5:30-7 p.m.

The Rocks is the famed stretch of land along Chicago's lakefront that was once the only safe place for LGBTQ people to gather in the daylight.

"Preserving Us: Documenting Life at the Belmont Rocks" will probe the history of this now-erased feature of Chicago's queer life, followed by a Q&A with the audience. The talk will center upon Keehnen's efforts to preserve and disseminate the legacy of the Belmont Rocks. This event is free and open to the public.

See events.colum.edu/event/preserving_us_documenting_life_at_the_belmont_rocks. For more info, contact Brett King at bking@colum.edu .


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