Events Archive

Learn More Series In Conversation with Da’Shaun L. Harrisson and Sean Wall - Queerfolk, Transfolk, Fatfolk, Blackfolk: Intersections of Queer and Black Identities

Learn More Series: Queerfolk, Transfolk, Fatfolk, Blackfolk: Intersections of Queer and Black Identities

To be Black and queer is to live at the margins within the margins, erased from both mainstream heteronormative culture and white-dominant LGBTQIA+ culture. It means inhabiting a body that is hypervisible, overpoliced, and under constant threat from society. It also means inhabiting a body in a world where desirability... More

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Learn More Series: “We’re Not Going Back”: Protecting and Advancing LGBTQIA+ Rights in 2022

Activists have described it as civil rights whiplash: Despite all of the progress in LGBTQIA+ rights, visibility, and acceptance in this new century, a wave of transphobia and homophobia is sweeping the nation. This year alone, more than 200 pieces of anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation have been introduced in 36 states, the... More

Learn More Series: Queer History IS American History: Historical Perspectives on LGBTQIA+ Identity and Experience

If the silencing of queer voices in school curricula tells us anything, it is this: History matters. As LGBTQIA+ History Month gets underway, join BU Diversity & Inclusion and the LGBTQIA+ Center for Faculty & Staff for a Learn More Series panel event featuring all-star scholars whose work has sought... More

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Learn More Series: Disability in the Arts with Kristina Wong

For this BU Diversity & Inclusion (BU D&I) Learn More Series keynote speaker event, performance artist and comedian Kristina Wong uses humor to make smart social statements about the sometimes subtle, sometimes obvious ways that race, mental health, and gender play out in America today. She performed an abridged piece... More

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Learn More Series: Why We Need Disability Justice with Haben Girma

For this Learn More Series keynote speaker event, Haben Girma, human rights lawyer and the first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, joins Director of BU Disability & Access Services Lorre Wolfe for a fireside chat and audience Q&A about disability, ableism, and disability justice. Haben breaks down her definition... More

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Learn More Series: History of Treatment of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities with Dr. Michael Wehmeyer

For this Learn More Series keynote speaker event, Dr. Michael L. Wehmeyer joins us from The University of Kansas Department of Special Education to give a longitudinal view of the history of the treatment of people with intellectual disabilities. This event was originally hosted via Zoom on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Dr. Wehmeyer... More

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Signs of Resistance: Disability Cultural History with Judy Heumann

In this first Learn More Series event of the 2021-2022 academic year, we hear from internationally recognized disability rights leader Judy Heumann. During this virtual fireside chat, Heumann is in conversation with Dr. Swati Rani, College of Arts & Sciences, to learn about her amazing story, trail-blazing activism, and what... More

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