Claiming Space in the Connecticut Valley: An exploration of LGBTQIA+ histories from the late 60s to the early 80s
Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 4:00pm • Appletree
Oral histories, archival images, & texts
Students and faculty in the seminar titled Interrogating Queer and Trans Histories conclude their seminar with an exhibit exploring LGBTQIA+ cultures during a transformative period known as the “long 1970s.” Through oral history and archival materials, Claiming Space frames overlooked moments across our region and throughout the era. Claiming Space marks the culmination of a course co-taught by: Kate Ratcliff, American studies professor; HB Lozito, executive director of Green Mountain Crossroads, established to connect rural LGBTQ people; and Ain Gordon, a theater artist focused on overlooked histories. This semester-long collaborative community research project was supported by Marlboro College, Vermont Performance Lab, and Green Mountain Crossroads.