September 1, 2000 Geneva, NY-The first in a series of six discussions hosted by Hobart and William Smith Colleges through the Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men will be held Friday, September 8, and Saturday, September 9 on the HWS campus. The event includes a film presentation, a panel discussion, a theatrical reading, and a band performance.
Beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanford Room on Friday, September 8, Jacquie Soohen, a documentary film-maker, will present several films on gender issues.
“Activism, the Arts, and the Academy” will follow at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, in the Geneva Room. A symposium of panelists will discuss their work as activists on behalf of individuals who suffer discrimination because of their gender or their sexual orientation.
This panel discussion will address the participant's work on behalf of individuals who suffer discrimination because of their gender or their sexual orientation. Panelists include Jacquie Soohen, documentary film-maker; Sky Gilbert, gay theater activist; and Lee Hayes, black feminist musician and member of Malaika, an African-Canadian feminist band.
At 9 p.m. in the Cellar Pub, on September 9, Sky Gilbert will dress in drag and give a reading titled “Digressions of a Naked Party Girl.” At 10 p.m. in the Cellar Pub, Malaika will perform.
The Fisher Center brings together faculty, students, and experts in gender-related fields to explore gender and sexuality in the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences, in an effort to foster mutual understanding and social justice in contemporary society.
These presentations are open to the public, and free of charge.