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Upcoming Event

ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS is the 28th annual iteration of Visual AIDS’ longstanding Day With(out) Art project. Curated by Erin Christovale and Vivian Crockett for Visual AIDS, the video program prioritizes Black narratives within the ongoing AIDS epidemic, commissioning seven new and innovative short videos from artists Mykki Blanco, Cheryl Dunye & Ellen Spiro, Reina Gossett, Thomas Allen Harris, Kia LaBeija, Tiona Nekkia McClodden and Brontez Purnell.

In spite of the impact of HIV/AIDS within Black communities, these stories and experiences are constantly excluded from larger artistic and historical narratives. In 2016 African Americans represented 44% of all new HIV diagnoses in the United States. Given this context, it is increasingly urgent to feature a myriad of stories that consider and represent the lives of those housed within this statistic. ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS seeks to highlight the voices of those that are marginalized within broader Black communities nationwide, including queer and trans people.

The commissioned projects include intimate meditations of young HIV positive protagonists; a consideration of community-based HIV/AIDS activism in the South; explorations of the legacies and contemporary resonances within AIDS archives; a poetic journey through New York exploring historical traces of queer and trans life, and more. Together, the videos provide a platform centering voices deeply impacted by the ongoing epidemic.

See more information about this event here.

#Giving Tuesday

See more videos here (including one on Donating that features Elisa Montoya, Administrative Assistant for IDS/Gender & Sexuality Studies!

Dr. Williams Participates in Project Postcard

Hundreds of pieces of postcard-sized artwork will be showcased at the New Mexico State University Art Gallery from Nov. 27–30 during a fundraiser to support the replacement of D.W. Williams Hall, the new art building which will provide an innovative and new space to support the needs of both the NMSU Department of Art in the College of Arts and Sciences and the University Art Gallery (see source). Dr. Williams, who has participated in the event over the last eight years, has donated two of her postcard-sized artworks for the fundraiser. Whether you plan on participating in the fundraiser or only checking out the different works, make sure that Project Postcard is on your “To Do” list.

2018 Feminist Border Arts Film Festival Is Accepting Submissions

 

A Note from Chancellor Carruthers on DACA

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2018 SJZ Call for Submissions

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Check Out This Support Group

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Past Events


Alejandra Lerma Named A & S Outstanding Senior

Multiple major (Animal Science, Biology, Gender & Sexuality Studies) Alejandra Lerma has been named Outstanding Senior by the College of Arts and Sciences. As the College’s Outstanding Senior, she will be recognized by the Alumni Association’s “Outstanding Graduate Award” luncheon. She will also be recognized at Commencement and carry the College of Arts and Sciences’ banner as she leads the college into the graduation ceremony. Congratulations, Alejandra! We are all proud of you and happy for your success!

Winners of the 2017 Paper Award

Best Undergraduate Paper Award Winners

Undergraduate Recipient: “Factors Affecting LGBT and Feminist Issues in Korea” by Jane Kim

Honorable Mention: “Women, Gender, and Gaming in HBO’s Westworld” by Julia Vulcan

 

Best Graduate Paper Award Winners

Graduate Recipient: “Sexual Assault, Infertility, and the Mechanics of Embodied Masculinity” by Holly Gregg

Honorable Mention: Jessica Jones: Narrative for Survivors of Rape, Trauma, and Abuse” by Abby Current

 

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