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In Amerika They Call Us Dykes: Lesbian Lives in the 1970s Conference Schedule

Friday, October 8th 8:30-9:15 Registration Coffee and Breakfast Elebash Recital Hall Lobby

9:15-10:45 Welcoming Remarks PLENARY I: What Did We Think We Were Doing? A Conversation between Charlotte Bunch and Michelle Parkerson Moderator: Blanche Wiesen Cook Elebash Recital Hall

11:00-12:30 Session 1 Women's Communities and Women's Land Panel Discussion Room 8301 Lin Daniels, "Pagoda: Temple of Love and the Pagoda Community." Angela Jimenez, "Picturing Womens Land." Shoshana Rothaizer, "Living on Womens Land: A Photographic History." Katherine Schweighofer, "Lesbian lands: Resisting or Reinforcing Rural Stereotypes?" Lesbianism 101: Envisioning Lesbian Studies in the 1970s Workshop Discussion Room 8304 Led and moderated by Susan Freeman First Born: Adult Children of Lesbian Mothers in the 1970s Panel discussion Room 8400 Participants TBA Moderator: Terry Boggis


Jewish Lesbian Lives in the 1970s Panel Discussion Room 8402 Evelyn Torton Beck, "Nice Jewish Girls: A Lesbian Anthology ­ Tracing Its Origins in 1970s Consciousness Raising, Identity Formation, and Political Organizing." Zohar Weiman-Kelman, "Out Dating: 1970s Jewish Lesbians and the Yiddish Women They Loved." Bonnie Morris, "The Legacy of the 1970s" Lesbians, Sex Work, and Lesbian Sex Workers in the 1970s Panel Discussion Room 9203 Priscilla Alexander Wendy Chapkis Mindy Chateauvert Moderator: Anne Gray Fischer Women's Theater in the 1970's Panel Discussion Room 9205 Moderator: Jill Dolan Clare Coss Muriel Miguel Sue Perlgut Sondra Segal Roberta Sklar

The 1970s and the Lesbian Archive Panel Discussion Room 9205 Ann Giagni, Board Chair of June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives: "Preservation v Access: Negotiating with a State Institution" Kathleen McHugh, CSW Director, Professor of English and Cinema and Media Studies, UCLA: "Experience, Artifact, and the Lesbian Archive" Julie Childers, CSW Assistant Director, Project Manager: "1970s Lesbian Histoey through the Mazer Archive" Sharon E. Farb, Associate University Librarian, UCLA Librarian: "Putting Lesbian into the Los Angeles Collecting Initiative"


Lesbian Representation in Our Bodies, Ourselves All day performance piece Room 9206 Joanne Mitchell 12:30-2:00 LUNCH 2:00-3:30 Session II Transnationalizing 1970s Lesbian Feminism Panel Discussion Room 8301 Paola Bacchetta, "DYKETACTICS! Lesbian Feminist Organizing in Philadelphia." Yukiko Hanawa, "Pan-Asian and Asian American Feminisms in the 1970s." Christina Hanhardt, "'Count the Contradictions': U.S. Lesbian Feminist Uses of Maoist Thought in the Late 1970s." Jocelyn Olcott, "Mexican Lesbian Feminists and the 1975 International Womens Year Conference" Ara Wilson, "Transnational Trends in 1970s Lesbian Feminism"

Women's Music and the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival Panel Discussion Room 8304 Ann Cvetkovich, "Return to Womyns Land: Archiving the Michigan Womyns Music Festival." Fae Goodman, "Worker Community and Changing Expressions of Lesbian Romance" Angela Jimenez, "Photographing the Michigan Womyns Music Festival." Bonnie Morris, "The Material Legacy of Michigan"

The Radical Roots of Radicalesbians Panel Discussion Room 8400 Flavia Rando Ellen Shumsky Fran Winant


Are Lesbians Going Extinct? Panel Discussion Room 8402 Elana Dykewomon, "Says Who?" Elliott Femynye batTzedek, "Judy Grahns ,,A Woman Is Talking to Death" Carolyn Gage, "The Inconvenient Truth about Teena Brandon" Dolores Klaich, "No Longer Burning" Susana Sturgis, "And Will Rise? Notes on Lesbian Extinction" Lise Weil, "My Search for Pure Lust." Moderator: Lise Weil Lesbian Sexualities in the 1970s Panel Discussion Room 9204 Yael Mishali, "Lesbian Sex in the 1970s: The Exclusion of Power Relations" Alex Warner, "Strange Bedfellows: Lesbian Feminism and Sadomasochism"

On the Streets, Between the Sheets: Varieties of Lesbian Politics Panel Discussion Room 9205 Mikaya Heart, "From Political Actions to Personal Empowerment" Robin K Payne, ",,Real Love, Real Solidarity, Real Primacy: The Theories and Realities of Political Lesbianism and Women Loving Women" Rochelle Ruthchild, "Left on Pearl: Women Take Over 888 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA"

Lesbian representation in Our Bodies/Ourselves All Day Event Room 9206 Joanne Mitchell

Latin American Lesbians: Place, Politics and Poetry Panel Discussion Room 9207 Jacqueline Jiménez -Polanco Bronx Community College, CUNY "Atrapadas between the post-civil war/ U.S. occupation & the neo-authoritarian


Balaguer's regime: Did Dominican Lesbians have a life in the 1970s?" Anahi Russo Garrido Rutgers University "The Politics of Solidarity in Early Lesbian Networks in Mexico City" Consuelo Martinez Reyes University of Pennsylvania "'Who are the Invisible Ones?' Publishing Lesbian Poetry in Cuba and Puerto Rico during the Seventies"" Moderator: Melissa Gasparotto Rutgers University

3:45-5:15 Session III Lesbian Spiritualities Panel Discussion Room 8301 Heather D. Artemis Billie Luisi-Potts

Aging and Lesbian Identities Consciousness raising workshop Room 8304 Margaret Cruikshank Sandy Warshaw

Canadian Lesbian Lives in the 1970s Panel Discussion/Video Screening Room 8400 Line Chamberland and Nicole Lacelle, "The emergence of lesbian-feminist spaces in Montreal, 1970-1976." Diane Heffernan, "Memoire de Notre Histoire I/Memories of Lesbian Herstory in Quebec." Moderator: Anahi Garrido Russo


Black Lesbian Herstory in the 70s: from South Africa to Amerika Archival Presentation Room 8402 Shawnta Smith, Lesbian Herstory Archives Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Mobile Homecoming Project Bronwynne Pereira, Gay and Lesbian Archives (GALA) South Africa Lesbian Space Without Lesbians Panel Discussion Room 9204 Lauren Gutterman, ",,A Discreet Relationship: Non-Feminist Married Womens SameSex Affairs" Kathryn Kent, "Singing Cris Williamson Songs Around the Campfire: Girl Scout Camp as Lesbian Separatist Space." 1970s Lesbians in the Academy: Making Space in the Institution, in the Community, in Writing Panel Discussion Room 9205 Lillian Faderman Tucker Pamella Farley Esther Newton Achebe Powell Gayle Rubin Moderator: Tucker Farley

Lesbian representation in Our Bodies/Ourselves All Day Event Room 9206 Joanne Mitchell

7:30-9:30 A CELEBRATION OF LESBIAN POETS Proshansky Auditorium Cheryl Clarke Clare Coss Jan Clausen Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz


Joan Larkin Andrea Loewenstein Elizabeth Lorde Rollins Luz Umpierre Chocolate Waters Fran Winant SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9TH 11:00am-12:30pm PLENARY II: Defining the Boundaries of Lesbian Identity Lisa Duggan Joan Gibbs Gayle Rubin Urvashi Vaid

12:30pm-2pm Session IV Lesbian Publishers and Readers in the 1970s Panel Discussion Room C198 Julie R. Enszer, "Im Not A Hole/Im A Whole Mountain: Triangular Materialities in Lesbian-Feminist Print Culture, 1969-1973" Elana Dykewomon, "Riverfinger Women: Reflections on Publishing in the 1970s." Alexis Pauline Gumbs, "Survive Long Enough: A Grassroots Genealogy of Kitchen Table Press." Mimi Iimuro Van Ausdall, "A Survey of Lesbian Readers: On the Relationship Between 1970s Lesbian Literature, Identity, and Activism." Women's Bookstores and Lesbian Community Panel Discussion Room C201 Eleanor Olds Batchelder Kristen Hogan Sue Perlgut Retheorizing Lesbian Politics and/in the 1970s Panel Discussion Room C202


Greta LaFleur, "The Imagined, Historical Present: Emily Roysdons David Wojnarowicz Project" Velina Manolova, "Sexual Class Politics in Leslie Feinbergs Stone Butch Blues" Kaitlin Noss, "Remembering Our Bodies, Reimagining Ourselves: Deep Lez as AntiRacist Trans-inclusive Methodology" Moderator: Jennifer Mitchell

Informal HAMMER!: Conversation & Film Clips with Barbara Hammer Room C203 Barbara Hammer "HAMMER! Making Movies Out of Sex and Life. Bring your lunch!

"Workin' The Second Line - Beyond The Fab Four" Workshop Room 9204 Linda Tillery

Building Lesbian Institutions Panel Discussion Room 9205 Joanne Steele, Majority Report and Majority News Distributors Sue Hyde, Red Tomatoe Billie Luisi-Potts, Sojourners

Lesbian (Law + Mother + Lawyering) The Washington DC Feminist Law Panel Discussion Room 9206 Nan Hunter Elizabeth Lytle Nancy Polikoff

2:15-3:30 Session V


Not Just Background Music to the Women's Movement Workshop Room C198 Alix Dobkin

sassy b. gonn: Searching for Black Lesbian Elders Panel Discussion Room C201 Tiona McClodden Lisa C. Moore

Lesbian Feminism and the Third Wave Panel Discussion Room C202 Vicki Eaklor, "Backlash and Survival: Lesbian Feminism, the Third Wave, and Queer Theory." Brian Herrera, "Imagine Their Surprise: The Enduring Influence of Lesbian Feminism within Gay Male Cultural Politics in the 1980s and 1990s" Moderator: Daniel Hurewtiz

Lesbian Art: Creating and Organizing Panel Discussion Room 9204 Kayleigh C. Perkov, "Feminist Standpoint Theory and the Lesbian Art Project" Marg McHugh, "Canvas Comment: 70s Lesbian Australian Badges and United States Poetry"

Lesbian Life in the City Too Busy To Hate: 1970s Lesbian Feminism in Atlanta Oral History Presentation Room 9205 Lorraine Fontana Sally Gabb Vicki Gabriner

Lesbian Feminist Publications Panel Discussion


Room 9206 Fran Winant Agatha Beins Sean Heather McGraw Moderator: Sarah Swedberg

3:45-5:15 Session VI Riverfinger Women heading into the 21st Century Reading Room C198 Elana Dykewomon

Lesbian Creativity in the 1970s Roundtable Discussion Room C202 Evelyn Torton Beck Myriam Fougère Andrea Freud Loewenstein Verena Stefan

Lesbian Spaces and Places Panel Discussion Room C203 Evelyn Blackwood, "Living the 70s: The Practice of Being Lesbian." Stephanie Rytilahti, "Womens Spaces and Lesbian Community in Madison, WI." Rebecca Dolinsky, "The Story of the Gay Womens Open House, Washington DC" Karen DeAngelis, "The Girls of Summer."

Disability and Embodiment Panel Discussion Room 9204 Greta Rensenbrink, "Constructing a Lesbian Body: Lesbian Body Politics in Three Feminist Movements"


Melissa Carroll, "Super-bodiedness: Galloways Misfit-ed Hearing in Mean Little Deaf Queer"

Lesbian Periodicals in the 1970s Panel Discussion Room 9205 Liza Cowan, "DYKE Magazine" Renee DeLong, "Re-Viewing Azalea: A Magazine for Third World Lesbians, 1977-1983" Su Friedrich, "Remembering Heresies" Lesbian Connection collective, "Connecting Lesbians through Lesbian Connection"

Fierce Sistahs! The Activism, Art & Community of Bay Area Lesbians of Color in the 1970s Archival Presentation Room 9206 Lenn Keller


DANCE AND CELEBRATION Rosenthal Pavilion Kimmel Student Center New York University 60 Washington Square South SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10TH 11:00am-1:00pm Brunch Hosted by the LGBT Community Services Center, 208 W. 13th Street PLENARY III: Lesbian Musicians in Conversation Alix Dobkin Linda Tillery


Screenings and Performances

All screenings and performances will take place in the Segal Theatre, on the ground floor of the CUNY Graduate Center. FRIDAY OCTOBER 8th 1:00pm-2:00pm Shock of Gray Productions, Smoke and Mirrors A performance that traces the journeys of five women as they revisit the images and experiences of mainstream culture and queer subcultures that shaped their identities. 2:00pm-3:00pm Crow Cohen, Small Town Revolution Crow Cohen reads from her recently-published memoir, Small Town Revolution, about coming out as a lesbian in the 1970s in Burlington, VT. 3:00pm-4:00pm Crackpot Crones, Lesbians on the Loose! Selections from Dos Lesbos: A Play For, By, and About Perverts The Crackpot Crones (Terry Baum and Carolyn Myers) will mix selections from the famed lesbian ensemble, Lilith, and their play Dos Lesbos, with stories of their travels and travails through lesbian life in the 1970s. 4:00pm-5:00pm Susan Chernilo, The Liberation Diaries Susan Chernilo reads from her novel-in-process, The Liberation Diaries, which follows six women living on lesbian land in the 1970s. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9TH 12:00pm-1:30pm Ada Gay Griffin and Michelle Parkerson, dir. A Litany for Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde Made up of interviews with the many people Audre Lorde influenced, this Sundancenominated documentary is the definitive portrait of a lesbian icon.


1:30pm-3:00pm Tami Gold, dir. Passionate Politics: The Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch. A Joy Warshow Film. Passionate Politics is a new one-hour documentary that brings Charlottes story to life, from idealistic young civil rights activist to lesbian separatist to internationallyrecognized leader of a campaign to put womens rights, front and center, on the global human rights agenda. Director Tami Gold will lead a Q&A after the screening.

3:00pm-4:00pm Sue Perlgut and Sara Warner, It's Alright to Be A Woman Sue Perlgut, founder of New York's first feminist theater collective, It's Alright to Be A Woman, will screen a trailer for her documentary film about the troupe and its influence on feminist and queer performance, followed by an interview by theater historian Sara Warner. 4:00pm-5:00pm Sharon Thompson, " Dykes, Hammers, Dogs, Dogs & More Dogs ": Lesbian Home Movies, c. 1970s Description: Two rare & bewitching 1970s lesbian home movie selections from the archives of LHMP, which is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and documenting lesbian home movies. By Tree Roth and Caren McCourtney, the selections capture the exuberant side of late 70s lesbian feminism -- the sheer fun of being dykes together as thousands upon thousands of women came out and commenced clowning, kissing, skiing, dogloving, mothering, politicking, fixing roofs, playing volleyball, and other radical activities. Filmmaker Caren McCourtney will be present.



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