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Oral History Exhibit Explores Relationship between Gay and Lesbian Generations

Marlboro, Vt.—“Dialogues Between Gay and Lesbian Generations,” an exhibit of an oral history project performed by youth groups with the R.U.1.2.? Queer Community Center in Burlington, Vermont, will open Friday, October 28 and run through Saturday, November 19 in the Whittemore Theater Lobby at Marlboro College. A gala opening will be held on Saturday, October 29, at 8:00 p.m. in the Whittemore Theater lobby.

In the summer of 2005, youth with the R.U.1.2.? Queer Community Center conducted an oral history project with gay and lesbian adults over the age of 50. As part of her master’s work at the School for International Training, Heidi Wagner ’99, has curated this exhibit which includes written selections of the oral history interviews, archival material from the center’s collection and the work of Vermont artists who were requested to visually represent an interview.

The R.U.1.2.? Queer Community Center addresses the social, cultural, educational and health needs of Vermont’s queer and allied communities through community building, social support and civic engagement.

The Whittemore Theater is fully accessible. This exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Elena Sharnoff, Marlboro College Public Affairs Officer, at (802) 251-7644. For cancellation information, please call the Events Hotline: (802) 451-7151.

Founded in 1946, Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, graduate study focused on Internet technologies. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro has been selected as one of 40 Colleges that Change Lives. (http://www.marlboro.edu/news/promotional/change_lives.html).

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