Queer Caucus

of the

Society for Cinema Studies

Welcome to the Queer Caucus of the Society for Cinema Studies website. We are in the process of building this site as a forum for the exchange of ideas and contacts, and for discussion.

Please contact co-chairs Terri Ginsberg (t.ginsberg.1@alumni.nyu.edu )or David Gerstner (dagerstner@hotmail.com) with suggestions and comments.

 

Mission Statement 2000

The Queer Caucus of the Society for Cinema Studies is committed to conceptualizing and analyzing the representation of gay male sexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, and transgender experience in moving-image culture. The Caucus engages issues of queer representation in relation to problematics of gender, sexuality, race, nationality, ethnicity, and class in social, historical, political, economic, philosophical, and aesthetic terms. In so doing, the Caucus provides an interdisciplinary forum for the scholarly critique of heterosexism and homophobia as these continue to dominate and perpetuate within moving-image theory, criticism, and culture. The Caucus is dedicated to the eradication of these oppressive and exploitative discourses in the academy and society at large. To this end, the Queer Caucus shall organize and host critical occasions at SCS conferences, including panels, workshops, screenings, annual Caucus meetings, and special events. The Caucus shall also moderate a listserve for its membership, host a (public) interactive World-wide Web site, and support active linkage to glbt groups and publications, including those associated with other scholarly organizations and bearing international scope.

 

Our first initiative on our web-site has been to compile a list of international queer organizations (or at least organizations that do queer deeds) that may be of interest to members and friends of the Queer Caucus (thanks to Terri for all the research-legwork here). Please feel free to make us aware of any other organization that you would like to see added to the list. We will do our best to get them posted as soon as possible.

Index of Organization Listings:

1) GLBT Scholarly Organizations

2) GLBT Academic Journals and Publications

3) GLBT and GLBT-Friendly Distributors

4) GLBT and GLBT-Friendly Film Festivals

5) Queer (Media) Activism

6) Queer Monthly News and Information (December 2000)

7) SCS Home Page

 

 

1) GLBT Scholarly Organizations

Archives Gaies du Quebec
C.P. 395
succ. Place du Parc
Montreal, QUE H2W 2N9 CANADA

Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies
clags@broadway.gc.cuny.edu

Committee on L/G History
P.O. Box 1427
Brookline, Station, MA 02146
http://www.oneinstitute.org

Forum Homosexualitat und Literatur
Universitat Gesamthochschule
Siegen Fachbereich 3
Postfach 12 12 40
D5900 Siegen, GERMANY

E-Directory of Lesbigay Scholars
http://www.andromeda.rutgers.edu/˜lcrew/lbg_edir.html

Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Political Science Caucus
Dept. of History and Political Science
Barry University
11300 N.E. 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33161-6695

Gay and Lesbian Caucus for the Modern Languages
Division of Gay Studies, MLA
jackrich@aol.com

Gay & Lesbian Caucus of the College Art Association
P.O. Box 2009 Yale Station
New Haven, CT 06520

Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Teachers Network
GLSTN@glstn.org

Gay and Lesbian Study Group of the American Musicological Society
lisztomania@hotmail.com

Homologie Documentatiecentrum Homostudies
University of Amsterdam
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 185
NL 1012 Amsterdam
THE NETHERLANDS
SRRT/GLTF

LEGACY
Box 2528 Yale Station
New Haven, CT 06520

Lesbian Caucus of the National Women's Studies Association
Women's Studies
Ohio State University
Newark, OH 43055

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Friends Caucus of TESOL
cw_schweers@cutp.upr.clu.edu

Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Caucus for Political Science
http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~rbailey/caucus/

Lesbian & Gay Studies Special Interest Group
American Education Research Association
2029 352nd Pl.
Earlham, IA 55072
Ithaca L/G/B Task Force
jsp1@cornell.edu

National Queer Student Coalition of the United States Student Association
Warren J. Blumenfeld, founder
blumenfeld@educ.umass.edu
http://www-unix.oit.umass.edu/˜blumenfe/

Out in Academia
Multicultural & Lesbian Studies
300 Eshleman Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720

Queer Caucus for Art
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus for Art, Artists, and Historians
katzartfag@aol.com or
erand@bates.edu

SRRT/GLTF
American Library Association
Office of Library Outreach Services
50 E. Huran St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Society for Lesbian & Gay Philosophy
Dept. of Philosophy
Moorhead State University
Moorhead, MN 56560

Society of L/G Anthropologists
Dept. of Anthropology
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305-21245

Sociologists' Lesbian and Gay Caucus
P.O. Box 8425
Ann Arbor, MI 48107

Sodoma: rivista omosessuale di cultura
Fondazione Sandro Penna
via Accademia della Scienze 1
10123 Torino, ITALY

Toronto Center for L/G Studies
2 Bloor St. W., Ste. 100-129
Tornoto, ONT M4W 3E2 CANADA

 

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2) GLBT Academic Journals and Publications

Feminist Theory: An International Interdisciplinary Journal
http://www.sagepub.co.uk

Gayscribe: The Ultimate Listing of Gay and Lesbian Publications
http://www.gayscribe.com

Genders
http://www.genders.org/edit.html

GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies
http://juniper.forest.net/dupress/searchj.htm

Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review
Box 180300
Boston, MA 02118
http://www.hglc.org/hglc/review.htm

International Gay and Lesbian Review
http://www.usc.edu/isd/archives/oneigla/onepress

The International Journal of Sexuality and Gender Studies
http://www.wkap.nl/journalhome.htm/1566-1768
jamma@fuse.net

Journal of the History of Sexuality
http://www.utexas.edu/utpress/journals/jhs.html

Journal of Homosexuality
http://www.haworthpressinc.com

Journal of Lesbian Studies
http://bubl.ac.uk/journals/soc/jlesstu/

Q: The Journal of Sexual Orientation
www.qjournal.org

Lambda Book Report
1625 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009-1013
http://www.lambdalit.org

Lesbian-Theory.com
http://www.lesbian-theory.com

The Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals: An Annotated Bibliography of Nonfiction Sources in English
http://members.aol.com/dalembert/lgbt_history/nazi_biblio.html

Perversions
BM perVersions
London WC1N 3XX
ENGLAND

Queer Theory Web Site
Dr. David Gauntlett
Institute of Communication Studies
University of Leeds
http://www.theory.org.uk

Sexualities
http://www.sagepub.co.uk

Sexuality and Culture
http://www.csulb.edu/˜asc/journal.html

torquere
Journal of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Studies Association/
Revue de la Societé canadienne des études lesbiennes et gaies
jplews@ualberta.ca

Uraniamanuscripts
http://www.angelfire.lycos.com
(search: lombardi)

 

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3) GLBT and GLBT-Friendly Distributors

Frameline
http://www.frameline.org

Strand Releasing
http://www.strandrel.com

Women's Educational Media
http://www.womedia.org

Women in the Director's Chair
widc@widc.org

Women Make Movies
http://www.wmm.org

 

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4) GLBT and GLBT-Friendly Film Festivals/International

 

A

Albany Gay & Lesbian Film and Video Festival
http://www.echonyc.com/~lambda/movies.html

Amsterdam Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
(Roze Filmdagen)
Tel: +31 20 681 1419
Fax: +31 20 682 4367

Atlanta Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival
(Out on Film)
Tel: 404-733-6112
Fax: 404-897-1208

Auckland Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
http://www.hero.org.nz

Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival
http://www.agliff.org

 

B

Baltic International Sexual Equality Film and Video Festival (Riga)
Tel: +7 0132 462 9
Fax: +7 0132 463 387

Barcelona International Exhibition of Gay and Lesbian Films
http://www.redestb.es/lambda/cine7.htm

Berlin - Internationales Schwullesbischen Filmfestival Berlin
Tel: +49 30 442 9891
Fax: +49 30 692 1104

Bielefeld - Schwule Filmtage Bielefeld
schwur@post.uni-bielefeld.de

Boston Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02155
Tel: 617-267-9300 x3454

Boston's First Annual Underground Film Festival
localsightings@worldnet.att.net
http://www.localsightings.com

Bruxelles—Festival du film Gay et Lesbien de Bruxelles
Tel: +32 2 512 45 87
Fax: +32 2 512 45 87

Budapest - Meleg/Leszbikus Film Fesztival Budapest
POZITIV: World AIDS Day Film Programme
Tel: +36 1 153 34 39
Fax: +36 1 312 58 44

 

C

Creteil International Festival of Women's Films
Tel: +33-1-49 80 38 98
Fax: +33-1-43 99 04 10

Calgary Lesbian and Gay Film & Video Festival
Tel: 403-277-1741
Fax: 403-277-8033

Chicago Lesbian and Gay International Film Festival
http://www.chicagofilmmakers.org/reeling

Connecticut Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
garrick@eng2.uconn.edu

Copenhagen Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Tel/Fax: +45 33 16 00 56

 

D

Dallas Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Tel: 214-528-4233
Fax: 214-522-4604

Dayton Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Tel: 937-222-7469
Fax: 937-222-4119

Dublin Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Tel: +353 1 679 5744 OR +353 1 492-0597
Fax: +353 1 677-8755 OR +353 1 670 6377

 

E

The Edinburgh International Film Festival
info@edfilmfest.org.uk

Emory Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Tel: 404-727-3324

 

F

Femme Totale Film Festival
(Internationales Frauenfilmfestival) (Dortmund)
info@femmetotale.de
http://www.femmetotale.de

Finland - Turku Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Pervoplanet
http://www.seta.fi/pervoplane

Florida Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Tel: 407-236-9499
Fax: 407-644-4235

Frankfurt Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
HagenGott@aol.com

Freiburg - Schwule Filmwoche
http://www.geocities.com/WestHollywood/4623

 

H

Hamburg - Lesbisch-Schwule Filmtage Hamburg
filmtage@hamburg.gay-web.de

Hannover - Schwule Filmtage
Tel: +49 511 1684731
Fax: +49 511 306093

Holland - AIDS Film Festival
Tel: +31 80 554 212

Hong Kong Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
http://sqzm14.ust.hk/hkgay/ff.html

Honolulu - Adam Baran Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Tel: 808-941-0424 ext.11
Fax: 808-943-1724

Human Rights Watch International Film Festival
(New York City)
http://www.hrw.org/iff/index.html

 

I

Icelandic Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
(Reykjavik)
Tel: +354 1 552 8539
Fax: +354 1 552 7525

Inside Out Lesbian and Gay Film & Video
(Toronto)
Inside Out
401 Richmond St. W.
Suite 219
Toronto, ON
M5V 3A8
416 977-6847
Fax: +1-416 977 8025

http://www.insideout.on.ca
inside@insideout.on.ca

International Forum of New Cinema
(Berlin)
forum@forum-ifb.b.shuttle.de
10024.327@compuserve.com
http://www.b.shuttle.de/forum-ifb

Irish Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
(Cork)
Tel: +353 21 278470
Fax: +353 21 278471

 

J

Jerusalem Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Tel: +972 2 67 24 131

 

L

London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
http://www.llgff.org.uk

London Lesbian Film Festival
(London, Ontario)
llff@lweb.net
http://llff.lweb.net

Long Beach International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Tel: 562-987-5213
Fax: 562-987-1081

Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film and Video Festival/ Outfest
http://www.outfest.com

Los Angeles Independent Film Festival
http://www.laiff.com

 

M

Manilla Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
clic@phil.gn.apc.org

Melbourne Queer Film and Video Festival
http://www.cinemedia.net/MQFVF

Mexico - MIX Mexico
castelan@laneta.apc.org

Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
robrmiami@earthlink.net

Michigan Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
(Detroit)
Tel: 810-825-6651
Fax: 810-645-5699

Milano Festival Internazionale di Cinema Gaylesbico
(Milan, Bologna, Rome)
http://www.energy.it/cinemagaylesbico

Milwaukee Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival
Tel: 414-229-6971

Minneapolis/St. Paul Lesbian, Gay, Bi & Transgender Film Festival
filmsoc@gold.tc.umn.edu

 

N

Nashville Pride Film Fest
maydubois@msn.com

New Directors/New Films
(New York City)
http://www.filmlinc.com

The New Festival
http://www.newfestival.org

The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival
filmfest@bway.net
http://www.nyfilmvideo.com

New York Lesbian & Gay Experimental Film/Video Festival / MIX
http://www.echonyc.com/~mix

The New York Underground Film Festival
festival@nyuff.com

New Zealand - Out Takes Film Festival
(Auckland, Wellington)
http://nz.com/NZ/Queer/ReelQueer

Northwest International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Tel: 206-866-6000 ext. 6544

 

O

Oregon - University of Oregon Queer Film Festival
dmartin@oregon.uoregon.edu

Oslo Gay and Lesbian Film Festival/HomoFilmKlubben
Tel/Fax: +47 22 20 19 60

Ottawa - Making Scenes Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
http://Fox.nstn.ca:80/~scenes

 

P

Paris - festival de films gays & lesbiens de Paris
Tel: +33 1 44 73 7740
Fax: +33 1 44 73 7755

Perth, Australia - Bent Screen
Tel: +61 9 335 1055
OR +61 9 227 637

Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
http://www.tlavideo.com/piglff

Phoenix Annual Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
phxoutfest@ngdr.com

Pittsburgh International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Tel: 412-232-3277

Princeton Film and Video Festival, Queer Articulations http://www.princeton.edu/~lgba/Archives/QueerArticulations

 

R

Reel Affirmations
(Washington, D.C.)
http://www.reelaffirmations.org

The Riverside Cinefest: International Gay and Lesbian Film Showcase http://cmp1.ucr.edu/film_festival/cinefest.html

Regina - Quee(r)n City Cinema
Tel: 306-757-6637

Rochester Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival (Image Out)
imageout@servtech.com

Russian Gay/Lesbian Film Festival
Tel: +7 095 956-3260

Fax: +7 095 956-3262

 

S

Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
http://www.BlueDesertProductions.com/siglff

San Antonio's Annual Festival of Lesbian & Gay Films - Out at the Movies
outfilmtx@aol.com

San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
info@frameline.org

San Jose Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Tel: 408-236-3455

Santa Barbara Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Tel: 805-963-3636
Fax: 805-963-9086

Santa Cruz GLB Film Festival
Tel: 408-459-4434

Santa Fe Lesbian, Gay and Bi Film Festival
Tel: 505-989-6672

Sao Paulo - MIX Brasil
http://www.mixbrasil.com.br

Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
http://www.seattlequeerfilm.org

Seoul International Queer Film and Video Festival
queer21@thrunet.com

Slovene Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
http://www.kud-fp.si/~sigrd/GLFilms

South African Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (Out in Africa)
oia@icafe.co.za

St. Louis International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Tel: 314-997-9897, ext. 54

St. Petersburg Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
Tel: +49 30 691 3384

Stockholm - Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Tel: +46 8 6560601
Fax: +46 8 402 08 207

Sundance Film Festival
(Park City, Utah)
Tel: +1-801-328 3456
Fax: +1-801-575 5175

Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival
Executive officer: Richard King
Email: info@queerscreen.com.au
http://www.queerscreen.com.au

 

T

Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
http://www.tampabayarts.com

Thailand Gay and Lesbian Film/Video Festival (Hearts of Light)
utopia@ksc9.th.com

Tokyo International Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival
Tel/Fax: +81 3 5380 5760
OR +81 3 5351 1257

Turin Int'l Gay & Lesbian Film Fest 'From Sodom to Hollywood'
gayfilmfest@assioma.com
http://www.turinglfilmfestival.com

 

V

Vancouver Queer Film & Video Festival (Out on Screen)
http://www.outonscreen.com

Verzaubert: Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
(Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart)
Tel: +49-89 260 22 838
Fax: +49-89 260 22 839
http://www.queer-view.com/verzaubert/index.htm

Vienna - Identities Queer Film Festival - DV8
http://www.t0.or.at/~breumueller/ident10d.htm

 

W

Women in Cinema Film Festival
(Seattle)
mail@seattlefilm.com

 

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5) Queer (Media) Activism

ACT UP/NY
http://www.actupny.org

Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
http://www.glaad.org

Gay Media Resource List
http://www.netaxs.com/˜joc/gaymedia.html

LAMBDA Legal Defense and Education Fund
http://www.lambdalegal.org

Lesbian Avengers
http://www.lesbianavengers.org

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
http://www.ngltf.org

Queers for Racial and Economic Justice (QFREJ)
http://www.graphicgirlz.com/ONII/gfrej.htm

 

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6) Queer Monthly News and Information (December 2000)

Please find below a selection of news items, action alerts, and other bits of information sent our way with queer interests in mind. Because this information has a relatively short "shelf life," we intend to update it every few weeks. Please contact either Terri (t.ginsberg.1@alumni.nyu.edu) or David (dagerstner@hotmail.com) to suggest material for the Queer Media Update.

1) Call for Papers
Since the end of World War II, human sexuality has become a major consideration in political life throughout the globe. Communities and states on virtually every continent have struggled to control reproduction, redefine marriage, address sexual rights, and revise the boundaries of legitimate sexual expression and behavior. Contraception, abortion, consensual sex, homosexuality, divorce, pornography, prostitution, and sexually transmitted diseases are the most prominent among the myriad issues that have challenged legislators and political processes and transformed more than a few political careers. The Journal of the History of Sexuality invites scholars interested in these or related subjects to submit articles for a special issue on "Sexuality and Politics since 1945." The editors welcome historical studies that address one or more of these issues in a single region as well as studies that are comparative. The deadline for submission of completed articles is October 15, 2001. Earlier submissions are encouraged. Address completed manuscripts to: Barbara Loomis, History Department, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA 94132. Queer News Network http://www.geocities.com/rootmedia/Queer/

2) ANNOUNCEMENT OF 2000 SCS TRAVEL FUND FOR MINORITY STUDENTS
The Society for Cinema Studies, in an effort to encourage greater minority student participation in the organization, has initiated a travel fund to help such students attend our annual conference. Minority students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program, are interested in attending the SCS conference in Washington, D.C. (May 24-7, 2001), and need financial support are encouraged to apply. Two levels of support are available: For students traveling over 200 miles, six separate grants of $200 each will be provided. A lottery system will be adopted should the number of applicants exceed the number of grants. For students traveling less than 200 miles and for those individuals in category 1 who fail to receive travel funds because the number of applicants exceeds the number of grants, five separate waivers of registration fees will be provided. A lottery system will be adopted should the number of applicants exceed the number of grants. Guidelines Applicants must be members of the Society for Cinema Studies. Each student is eligible to receive one $200 travel grant. A student who received a grant for travel to the 2000 conference or an earlier conference is not eligible for a 2001 travel grant. S/he may, however, apply for a waiver of registration fees for the 2001 conference. Each student is eligible to receive one waiver of registration fees. A student who received a registration fee waiver for the 2000 conference or an earlier conference is not eligible for a 2001 conference fee waiver. S/he may, however, apply for a $200 travel grant if s/he is traveling over 200 miles to the conference. Students attending the SCS conference will be given the same consideration for travel grants and fee waivers as students participating in workshops, on panels, or in other types of conference forums or sessions. Students may apply for a grant or waiver through the African/African American, Latino/a (Native Americans may apply to this caucus as well as Latino/as), Asian/Pacific/American, and the Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Caucuses. One student from each of these groups will be chosen if students from each group apply. A lottery system will be adopted should more than one student apply to any one caucus. The names of the applicants who have not received a caucus-specific grant or waiver will become part of a lottery system through which the additional grant and waiver recipients will be chosen. To be considered please use the form on the reverse side of this page. The completed form should be sent, with a postmark no later than January 1, 2001, to:
Catherine Benamou, Film and Video Studies, University of Michigan, 2512 Frieze Building, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285.

APPLICATION FOR SCS TRAVEL FUND FOR MINORITY STUDENTS NAME:_____________________________________________________ ADDRESS:__________________________________________________ PHONE:____________(OFFICE)_____________(HOME)____________ FAX:_______________E-MAIL:__________________________________ ACADEMIC AFFILIATION:_____________________________________

I will be traveling to the conference from ______________________________ (Indicate closest airport/state)

I am applying for: (check one) a travel grant _________________ a registration waiver ____________

I am applying through: (check one)
African/African American caucus ___
Latino/a caucus (Native Americans may apply through this caucus) ____
Asian/Pacific/American caucus _____
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual caucuses _____

Have you received a travel grant in the past? YES _________ NO _________

Have you received a registration waiver in the past? YES _______ NO _______

State briefly your reason(s) for and interest in attending the 2001 conference:

SIGNED ______________________________________DATE___________________

Please send this completed form to: Catherine Benamou, Film and Video Studies, University of Michigan, 2512 Frieze Building, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285. (postmarked no later than January 1, 2001)

3) URGENT AFFIRMATIVE ACTION ALERT
Affirmative action is under attack at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The two lawsuits attacking affirmative action at the University are very likely headed for the US Supreme Court. Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v. Bollinger are historic cases that will determine the future of integration in higher education. These two cases are the FIRST affirmative action cases in higher education in which minority and women students are full defending parties in the lawsuits. Having previously removed the case from the scheduling docket, District Court Judge Patrick Duggan, unexpectedly announced to all the parties that the trial in the undergraduate case would be scheduled for the beginning of December. This high-handed decision puts the case in the interval between the Thanksgiving and the Hanukkah/Christmas holiday - a time, which, because of final examinations, makes this critical case LEAST ACCESSIBLE TO STUDENTS. In addition, he has scheduled the trial to take place in Detroit, not Ann Arbor - reducing the possibility even further that University of Michigan students will be able to attend the trial. If he can use shenanigans to keep minority students out of his courtroom, he will almost certainly make a ruling, which bars black, Latina/o and Native American students from universities like Michigan.
Duggan's decision to rush this critical and complicated case to trial not only denies the parties in the case adequate time to complete pre-trial >preparations but also limits the court's ability to get the fully well-prepared and comprehensive presentation of the complex issues at hand. This case deserves thorough, deliberate consideration, the fate of integration lies in the balance. By rushing this case to trial, Judge Duggan is showing complete disrespect and disregard for the parties and historic issues involved.
We, students from the University of Michigan, need your help.
We need you to email, fax, write and call Judge Duggan; tell him that students whose education and whose University will be most directly and profoundly affected must have the opportunity to observe as the outcome of these cases is decided. Tell him that rushing a case this important is a big mistake. Below is a draft of a letter that you can use and Judge Duggan's contact information. Please blind carbon copy the University of Michigan administration (leecb@umich.edu) and BAMN (letters@bamn.com).
Please send your letter in more than one manner. To make sure he receives your message, please fax, email, call and write.
In addition, attend the November 16th Summary Judgement Hearing in the Hon. Patrick J. Duggan United States District Court 231 W. Lafayette Boulevard Detroit, MI 48226 phone: 313 234 5145 fax: 313 234 5353 office email: morem@ck6.uscourts.gov
Hon. Patrick J. Duggan:The Gratz v. Bollinger case deserves thorough, deliberate consideration as the case that will determine the fate of equality of opportunity in higher education. This case will almost certainly be appealed, whatever its outcome. We object to its being thrown into the time between the Thanksgiving and Hanukkah/Christmas holiday. This arrangement places an unexpected burden on the defendants to prepare for trial on such short notice and in the midst of the holidays. This guarantees a less-than-adequate development of this historic case.
We object to the trial being held at a time and location that makes it LEAST ACCESSIBLE to University of Michigan students. The Gratz v. Bollinger trial should be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan and after the holidays. Only this arrangement will allow for a complete and fair hearing of the case, >and only this arrangement will allow real access for the people whose lives and education will be most directly affected by the outcome of this case.
Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action and Integration and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary (BAMN)
Website: www.bamn.com
Hotline/Voicemail: (510) 895-3068
E-Mail: DefendAffAction@aol.com
If you would like to be removed from or added to the BAMN mailing list, please write to DefendAffAction@aol.com with "remove [your e-mail address]" or "add [your e-mail address]" in the subject field.
Write to DefendAffAction@aol.com to place yourself on one specific mailing list if you haven't already! To be on a specific mailing list (in which you don't receive e-mails applying >strictly to a distant local area), send an e-mail with "add [city and state, or school] [your e-mail address]" in the subject line.

4) CALL FOR PAPERS:
Critical Issues in Teaching:Introduction to Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Studies

Often people teaching courses in Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Studies, regardless of course description or home department, are called upon to teach what functions as an Introduction to Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Studies, perhaps because it is the only course offered on the topic, it is not a regular course offering, or it is offered only in certain disciplines. Editors are seeking abstracts for a collection of original essays that explore the issues raised in teaching this introductory course. Topics are generally open; we are interested in identifying >> and discussing the crucial pedagogical, curricular, institutional, and political issues for individual teachers and for Women's and Gender Studies programs. Submissions may attend to some of the following concerns, but are also welcome to raise issues not identified below:
* What role does the course play in most universities? Is it a part of the core curriculum; cross-listed; an elective; fulfill a diversity requirement; a special topics course? How can we respond to administrators who react to our proposed courses by saying, "We already have a lesbian and gay studies course; we don't need another one"? * What role does the course play in a Women's or Gender Studies minor? Is it the only course, the beginning of a series, a focus or minor? * How are the course content, the course structure, and/or the >> pedagogy multidisciplinary and/or/vs. interdisciplinary? * How do we teach "everything" about gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual people and culture in 15 weeks or less, or in ONE week in a course in Women's Studies, Literature, History, Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Social Work, Education, Film, Art, Theatre, Biology, etc. * How to propose an Introduction to L/G/B/T class where there is none. * What is the core knowledge of this field? What should the content of an interdisciplinary introductory course in L/G/B/T Studies be? Do we need a set of primary concepts, texts, or scholars? If so what or who? * What pre-requisites or prior knowledge does a student need in order to enroll in such a course? What difficulties are there in making or not making such requirements? At what level is this course taught? * How do pedagogical strategies differ in different classroom and curricular contexts? Who is qualified to teach this course? How do we teach without a book or with books that are not in print? * What is the community/action connection? * What is the role of feminism in this enterprise? The editors are also interested in creating dialogue around these and other issues of concern. Please indicate in your proposal if you are willing to act as a respondent to accepted articles. Along with 1-2 page abstracts, please send c.v. and a brief discussion of the institutional context of your "introduction to l/g/b/t studies" course (i.e. is it a "regular" or "special topics" course? offered every year? every semester? same teacher/texts? etc.
Inquiries are welcome; please address them to either Danielle DeMuth or Sharon Barnes at: ddemuth@uoft02.utoledo.edu or sbarnes@tusc.kent.edu. Proposals are due January 29, 2001 to: Dr. Danielle DeMuth, Department of Women's and Gender Studies, The University of Toledo, 2801 W. Bancroft St., Toledo, OH 43606, (419) 530-2233, FAX: (419) 530-4411; Dr. Sharon Barnes, Kent State University, Tuscarawas, 330 University Drive NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663, (330) 339-3391, FAX: (330) 339-3321

 

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