Passing Our Stories On:
Freedom and Liberation in the LGBTQ Community
ABOUT THE EVENT
Sunday, April 8 | 2-4:30 p.m.
Minneapolis Central Library
Doty Room, Second floor
This event is free
Join us for story circles about the intersections of LGBTQ and Jewish identities and listen to stories of Jewish LGBTQ folks across generations.
Everyone has a story to share! Bring your own items and archives to share with the large group.
Directions to the Doty room:
Enter the first floor of the library on either Nicollet or Hennepin. Towards the center there are escalators or elevators up to the second floor. Escalator: around the banister to the right, u-turn to the left, across the bridge and straight into dotty. Elevator: left, right past hall into Doty.
Available under the library for $5 flat rate. Enter from 4th street.
Public transit options available–consult MTA for best routes.
View and add your stories to the paper timeline
Introduction and icebreaker
Noam Sienna will present a brief slideshow on LGBTQ Jewish historical items from The Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies, one of the largest LGBTQ archives in the world.
Selected storytellers share
What does freedom and liberation look like across generations of LGBTQ Jewish folks? How have people fought for their place in the Jewish community? How has the queer Jewish landscape changed over the past decades?
Storytelling with objects from attendees
Everyone has a story to share! Bring your own items and archives to share with the large group. In an effort to preserve the rich history and stories of the LGBTQ community, J-Pride will be collecting materials to submit to the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies for archiving.
About Telling Queer History
TELLING QUEER HISTORY is a series of gatherings based on sharing stories in an open, informal, and participatory format. It’s about connecting queer communities, queer history and generations so that we can learn from our shared past, present, and future.*
*Allies are welcome to join, listen and volunteer. Hearing our stories is a great way to be an ally, allowing and assisting us in having the space to tell our stories is a way to be an advocate.