March 14, 2013: “Somebody Forgot To Tell Somebody Something:” Feminist and Queer of Color Cultural Production in the 80s and 90s
Lisa Kahaleole Hall is a professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Wells College where she is interested in the intersections of race, colonialism, and indigeneity with gender and sexuality. She is currently engaged with two different scholarly projects—one an exploration of the space for the grassroots cultural productions of indigenous women and women of color in the US “Women in Print” movement of the 1970-90s, and the second a transnational comparison of indigenous feminisms in the US Hawaii, Australia and Aotearoa / New Zealand. Among other works, Professor Hall is the author of “Navigating Our Own ‘Sea of Islands:’ Remapping a Theoretical Space for Native Hawaiian Women and Indigenous Feminism” (2009) and “Strategies of Erasure: US Colonialism and Native Hawaiian Feminism” (2008).
This talk focuses on re-remembering and reclaiming queer of color cultural work from the past, and asks what it takes to produce it in the present and future. What were the conditions that enabled artist intellectuals such as June Jordan, Audre Lorde, Gloria Anzaldua and Marlon Riggs to produce their transformative politically and personally revolutionary art, and how do we keep their legacy alive and growing?
Cosponsored by the Office for Equity and Diversity, and the Departments of African and African-American Studies; Asian American Studies; American Indian Studies; American Studies; English; Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies; and History.
Tagged African American and African Studies, American Indian Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, English, Feminism, Gender, Gender Women and Sexuality Studies, Hawai'i, History, Indigenous, Office for Equity and Diversity, Queer, Race