Memphis Proud Intergenerational Conversation Panel Series
The Turley Memphis Center at Rhodes College, in partnership with the Museum of Science and History (MoSH), presents a live webinar series where panelists come together to discuss important topics in the local and national LGBTQ+ community. This series is a part of the Memphis Proud: The Resilience of a Southern LGBTQ+ Community on exhibit at MoSH from June 4th to September 26th.
These virtual conversations will be live at 6 PM CT on the Second Thursday of each month from July to September. Register for the July 14, August 11, and September 8 events to receive more information on our website rhodes.edu/memphiscenter.
July 14th 6:00 – 7:00 pm CT: “How Have LGBTQ+ Community Spaces Changed in Memphis”
This panel gives a look at the way that LGBTQ+ people have and continue to make community in Memphis. The panel will cover the different bars that made huge impacts in Memphis as well as other ways in which LGBTQ+ people have made community, such as PRIDE and places like Meristem Book Store.
August 11th 6:00 – 7:00 pm CT: “Rethinking the AIDS Epidemic: Detaching HIV/AIDS from the LGBTQ+ Community ”
The HIV/AIDS crisis nearly led to the loss of an entire generation of LGBTQ+ people and has caused more to live in fear of physical intimacy. In addition to this internal loss, LGBTQ+ people still carry stigma created by fear mongering during the heat of the crisis by certain institutions. This panel will address the pain associated with the epidemic but also show a view forward of how we can stop the stigma and combat HIV/AIDS as a country.
September 8th 6:00 – 7:00 pm CT: “Loud and Proud, We Rise!”
This panel is an opportunity to explore the different ways that frontline LGBTQ+ activists are fighting. These panelists represent different sides of LGBTQ+ activism which creates a diverse picture of what all the word “activism” can mean.
Recordings of the panels can be found on the Turley Memphis Center Facebook page @memphiscenter.
All events are FREE and open to the public.
For more information please email Iris Mercado, firstname.lastname@example.org.