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02/28/2019 - 9:00am to 05/01/2019 - 5:30pm

Lesbians to Watch Out For: ‘90s Queer LA Activism
Lesbian/Queer Women's Activist History & Art Exhibit at Cal State LA Library

Were you there in the '90s? Dyke Street Resistance and Lesbian kiss-ins! Sexy Clubs! Bars & Zines! Queer Bands & Performance! 

Lesbians to Watch Out For: ‘90s Queer LA Activism is a multimedia history and art exhibit that invokes the spirit of lesbian and queer women's activism and organizing in 1990s Los Angeles and West Hollywood. Showcasing a diverse collection of visuals and materials, Lesbians to Watch Out For brings these activist stories to life with protest signs and stickers; a history of vice squad raids and censorship; and memories of queer performances, zines, and the places and spaces where '90s activists organized, hung out, and found community in L.A. and West Hollywood.  

The exhibition runs from Thursday, Feb. 28 through Friday, May 31 on the first floor of the University Library, California State LA, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles. 

Lesbians to Watch Out For tells the tales of queer women taking action in groups including ACT UP LA, Queer Nation LA, and the LA Dyke March. It also brings to life the untold histories of local '90s lesbian, bisexual, and transgender grassroots groups—including United Lesbians of African Heritage (ULOAH), Los Angeles Asian Pacific Islander Sisters (LAAPIS), Lesbianas Unidas (LU), Bi-Net, Transgender Menace and others —that created community and inspired a new generation of lesbian/queer activists to “reclaim the universe.”

The Lesbians to Watch Out For: ‘90s LA Activism exhibit was created by former members of these activist & community groups and other volunteers, in conjunction with June Mazer Lesbian Archives & LEX - The Lesbian Exploratory— and the City of West Hollywood's One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival 2017.

"The exhibit goes beyond the histories usually told," says Lynn Harris Ballen, one of the exhibition organizers.  "It focuses on protest, street activism, and grassroots community groups, and we gathered material from personal collections and oral histories to tell these stories."  Judy Sisneros, another lead organizer, notes, "From the AB101 protests to ‘Hollywood Homophobia’ actions to organizing for the '93 LGBT March on Washington, '90s lesbian and queer women's activism in LA reflected the energy of the decade: dyke visibility marches, public kiss-ins and declarations of ‘We recruit!’”  

The exhibition also features 'The Lesbian Avengers: 25th Anniversary Exhibit.'The exhibit debuted two years ago in the City of West Hollywood to mark the 24th anniversary of the historic National Dyke March in Washington DC and the anniversary of the founding of the Lesbian Avengers. These two events inspired national activist efforts and a legacy of dyke marches across the country - giving renewed public visibility to lesbians and queer women and calling attention to our issues and contributions in American political life and culture. 

A rooftop ‘90s party from 2:30-5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28 at the University Library will kick off the exhibit and feature ‘90s music, poetry readings, a drag performance, an acoustic performance by lesbian folksinger Phranc, vintage stickers, video from ACT UP Women and the Lesbian Avengers, and an exhibition walk-through on the First Floor, Library North immediately following the event.

Exhibition material for Lesbians to Watch Out For: ‘90s LA Activism is courtesy of ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries and community collections. The exhibition is sponsored by the Cal State LA Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program, the University Library, the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, the College of Arts and Letters, and the Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities.

The exhibition is located on the First Floor, Library North of the University Library, Cal State LA, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032. It can be visited during regular library hours. For more information about library hours, please visit: https://calstatela.libcal.com/hours/.

05/02/2019 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Join the Department of Communication Studies community for The Public Speaking Showcase. The prelim round starts at 3 PM and the final round will begin at 4:30 PM in the Golden Eagle Ballroom. All are invited to see how these students soar and to celebrate their success! 

Prelim Round 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Located in the Following Rooms:
KH C3097
KH LH2
MUS 109
SH 240
SH 244
KH D2072
KH C4077
SH 162

Final Round 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

Location: Golden Eagle Ballroom

05/02/2019 - 6:00pm

Join us to learn more about Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Cal State L.A., and to recognize the achievements of those graduating with a Minor or Post Baccalaureate Certificate in WGSS. 

Presented by the Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities, and co-sponsored by the Cross Cultural Centers, Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program, College of Arts & Letters, University-Student Union and student fees.

For more information, or to request accommodations for a disability, please contact the Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities at 323.343.6549 or the Cross Cultural Centers at 323.343.5001.
Nominal parking fee for off-campus guests.

05/02/2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Come enjoy a night at The Edison with music put on by the Cal State LA Jazz Bands in 3 sets starting at 7 p.m.!
The 3 sets will include various features from members of the ensembles, showing off the dedication and hard work they have put in throughout the semester.

NO COVER CHARGE • 108 W 2nd St. #101
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Click here for dress code.

05/02/2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

The Unseen Hand by Sam Shepard
Directed by Steve Rothman
April 26 thru May 4 in the State Playhouse
DATES: April 26, 27 and May 2, 3, 4 at 7:30pm and April 28 at 2:30pm

What happens when 1880 Western bandits are brought back to life in 1969 by a space alien in Azusa? That’s the premise of The Unseen Hand a wacky, crazed, hallucination of a play written by Playwright/Film Star Sam Shepard. It’s THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY meets a 1960’s STAR TREK creature. And it all happens just down the 210 Freeway in Azusa, the town that has “everything from A to Z in the USA.” The Morphan Brother’s ride again protecting America from space invaders and deranged cheerleaders. And after the show perhaps you’ll join Old Blue as he heads “up the road a piece” fer a Bob’s Big Boy, double decker cheeseburger. An evening of wild theatre fun right here at the Cal State LA State Playhouse!!!!

05/02/2019 - 7:30pm to 05/04/2019 - 10:00pm

Cal State LA Department of Theatre & Dance would like to invite you and your students to experience our Spring 2019 productions. Save the dates below, share with your colleagues, offer for your students in your syllabi!  
All tickets will be $5.00 and can be purchased here

The Unseen Hand by Sam Shepard

DIRECTOR: Steve Rothman

7 PERFORMANCES:
April 25, 26, 27 @ 7:30pm
April 28 @ 2:30pm
May 2, 3, 4 @ 7:30pm

A haunting protest against the dehumanizing tendencies of modern societies and a powerful affirmation of the human spirit, the play takes place after the “revolution” in a surrealistic and Kafkaesque world.  Three brothers, old style “desperadoes” from the Wild West have been summoned out of the 19th Century to Nogoland, by the single individual who is trying to throw off the yoke of his inhuman oppressors.

05/03/2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

The Unseen Hand by Sam Shepard
Directed by Steve Rothman
April 26 thru May 4 in the State Playhouse
DATES: April 26, 27 and May 2, 3, 4 at 7:30pm and April 28 at 2:30pm

What happens when 1880 Western bandits are brought back to life in 1969 by a space alien in Azusa? That’s the premise of The Unseen Hand a wacky, crazed, hallucination of a play written by Playwright/Film Star Sam Shepard. It’s THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY meets a 1960’s STAR TREK creature. And it all happens just down the 210 Freeway in Azusa, the town that has “everything from A to Z in the USA.” The Morphan Brother’s ride again protecting America from space invaders and deranged cheerleaders. And after the show perhaps you’ll join Old Blue as he heads “up the road a piece” fer a Bob’s Big Boy, double decker cheeseburger. An evening of wild theatre fun right here at the Cal State LA State Playhouse!!!!

05/04/2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

The Unseen Hand by Sam Shepard
Directed by Steve Rothman
April 26 thru May 4 in the State Playhouse
DATES: April 26, 27 and May 2, 3, 4 at 7:30pm and April 28 at 2:30pm

What happens when 1880 Western bandits are brought back to life in 1969 by a space alien in Azusa? That’s the premise of The Unseen Hand a wacky, crazed, hallucination of a play written by Playwright/Film Star Sam Shepard. It’s THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY meets a 1960’s STAR TREK creature. And it all happens just down the 210 Freeway in Azusa, the town that has “everything from A to Z in the USA.” The Morphan Brother’s ride again protecting America from space invaders and deranged cheerleaders. And after the show perhaps you’ll join Old Blue as he heads “up the road a piece” fer a Bob’s Big Boy, double decker cheeseburger. An evening of wild theatre fun right here at the Cal State LA State Playhouse!!!!

05/06/2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

A community-based theater presentation of interviews with DACA and undocumented students from Cal State LA. Join us over refreshments while we enjoy hearing stories of the American dream. 

05/06/2019 - 7:30pm

The Department of Music and the Olympia Philharmonic Society jointly present the Olympia Youth Orchestra in performance with the Cal State LA Symphony Orchestra. 

Fung Ho, Music Director & Conductor

Program includes Works by Dr. Sara Graef, Sibelius and Verdi

This concert is made possible by a grant from the Hennings-Fischer Foundation. 

Free and open to the public.

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