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URI announces Reel Talk schedule

KINGSTON, R.I. -- January 4, 1999 -- URI continues its Reel Talk Series which focuses on films, dialogue and sexually diverse perspectives. The series, free and open to the public, is designed to promote understanding of self and others. Andrew Winters, assistant director, housing and residential life at URI, will be the discussion host.

The series is sponsored by URI's Counseling Center, the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Association; and the Committee to Eliminate Homophobia and Heterosexism at the University of Rhode Island, 1998-99. Some of the films may include mature content; if you want more information contact the discussion leader, or Grace Frenzel at the Counseling Center, 874-2288.

Monday, Jan. 25, 4 to 6 p.m., Biological Sciences Building Auditorium. A Program of Avant-garde Gay and Lesbian Film and Video Shorts. Discussion leader: Sheri Wills, URI assistant professor of art.

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 4 to 6 p.m., Biological Sciences Building Auditorium. Changing our Minds (1991). The story of psychologist Evelyn Hooker, whose research eventually led the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from its manual of mental disorders. Discussion leader: Al Lott, URI professor, psychology.

Tuesday, March 23, 4 to 6 p.m., Biological Sciences Building Auditorium. You Don't Know Dick (1997). Six men share the joy and the pain of their journey from female to male, challenging us to re-examine notions about gender, personality, sexuality identity. Discussion leaders: Lisa Bowleg, URI assistant professor, psychology, and Gary Burkholder, URI graduate student, psychology.

Friday, April 9, 7 to 9 p.m., Multicultural Center 101, Forum Room. Before Stonewall: The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community (1994). Traces the history of homosexuality in America from the 1920s as it builds toward the Gay Liberation Movement, which exploded into prominence following the police raid on Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in NYC, and the three-day riot that followed; 1999 marks the 30th anniversary of Stonewall. This program is being held as part of the Fifth Annual Symposium on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues at the University of Rhode Island. Discussion Leader: Dana Shugar, URI associate professor, women's studies and English.

Wednesday, April 14, 4 to 6 p.m., Biological Sciences Building Auditorium. A Litany for Survival (1996). The life and work of African American poet Audre Lorde, who fought against breast cancer, racism, homophobia, and sexism. Discussion leader: Dana Shugar, URI associate professor, women's studies and English.

For Further Information: Jan Sawyer 401-874-2116
 

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