Sunday April 3rd, 3pm
Stew and View
Pat Parker, California State University
Filmed on the Camps of the California State Univeristy at an event sponsored by the Center for Women a few short months before Pat Parker's death on June 17, 1985, at age 45 from breast cancer. This home video of a shared billing with Cheryl Clark is one of the last times Parker reads publicly.
"A poet who writes about the world around them is not uncommon. However, when the poet is African American, lesbian, and feminist, their poems follow a decidedly different slant. Pat Parker rose above the stereotypes usually associated with those terms with a gritty honesty that prompted Adrian Oktenberg of Women's Review of Books to declare Parker, "the poet laureate of Black and lesbian peoples." - Encyclopedia.com
STEW N VIEW is Curated by Arianne Benford and Zahra Patterson, w/support from Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz (LHA Archivette)
Friday April 29th, 7-9pm
Jane A. Petro, M.D.: Discovering Lesbian Physicians of the Nineteenth Century
Women physicians are often depicted as rising, spontaneously out of the mid 1800s with no regard to their social, political, or personal lives. In seeking lesbian physicians among these indomitable pioneers the criteria of (1) not married, (2) owned property with a woman, and/or (3) recognized as "life companions" with a woman has made it possible to identify an astonishing number of very significant lesbian physicians who practiced between 1850 and 1900. Many were instrumental in establishing and funding educational programs for women in medicine, hospitals that cared for women and children, and immigrant populations. They were also active in providing health care during the Civil War. Throughout the last half of the 19th century they promoted social movements including suffrage, abolition, and temperance.
Jane Petro, a long time Archives supporter, is a retired professor of surgery and the editor-in-chief of the Journal of American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. She is a seasoned participant in medical mission trips to Brazil, Belize, Ethiopia, and Zambia among other countries. She is currently working on a book celebrating the lives of early lesbian physicians.
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