Making a Scene: Lesbians and Community Across Canada, 1964-1984
Join Dr. Liz Millward as she discusses her new book:
Making A Scene: Lesbians and Community Across Canada, 1964-1984
Tuesday September 6, 2016
7:00 – 9:00 pm
SFU Vancouver (Harbour Centre) Room 1415
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
Free and open to the public
Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
Dr. Millward is an assistant professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Manitoba and is considered a leading scholar on place-making and sexuality. She will be discussing her new book, Making A Scene: Lesbians and Community Across Canada, 1964-1984 (UBC Press, 2015). Making a Scene documents the lesbian movement that developed in Canada between 1964 and 1984. It chronicles the spaces lesbians created across rural and urban Canada, from physical locations, such as lesbian and gay centres, drop-ins at women's centres, communal houses, bookstores, bars, cafés, and private members' clubs, to the ephemeral sites women travelled to in order to meet each other, such as conferences, workshops, festivals, and Dykes in the Streets marches.
Event co-sponsored by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Department of History, Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies and the Institute for Performance Studies.