Archive for November 2008

AIDS Quilt Display at Texas A&M: December 1-5

November 25, 2008

This year, nearly 40 TAMU offices, departments, organizations, and community groups (including the Queer Studies Working Group) are joining together to bring a display of three blocks (12 foot by 12 foot sections) of The AIDS Memorial Quilt back to campus during AIDS Awareness Week. The display will take place in the Memorial Student Center (MSC) as part of a global commemoration of World AIDS Day (December 1, 2008). This display is part of a national effort to have every section of The Quilt on display leading up to World AIDS Day in the hopes of raising awareness and saving lives. What makes this display very special is that two of these 12 foot by 12 foot section will contain panels unique to Texas A&M University. This year, Texas A&M University also has the distinction of hosting the very first section of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, block number 00001.

WHEN: Quilt Display From Monday December 1 to Friday December 5, 2008 (including guided walking tours daily at 10:30am, 12pm, and 2pm (meet in the MSC Flag Room)

WHERE: Texas A&M University Memorial Student Center

COORDINATED BY: The GLBT Resource Center at Texas A&M

For a full press release about the event, please click here.

QSWG Meeting: December 1

November 21, 2008

The next QSWG meeting will be Monday, December 1, 2008, 3:00-4:00 pm, in Glasscock 311. At this meeting, we’ll be discussing Robyn Wiegman, “The Desire for Gender,” and Judith Halberstam, “Forgetting Family: Queer Alternatives to Oedipal Relations” (from A Companion to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies, George Haggerty and Molly McGarry, eds., Blackwell: 2007). Additionally, we’ll discuss plans for next semester’s meetings and events. See you there!

Welcome to the Queer Studies Working Group

November 20, 2008

Welcome to the blog for the Queer Studies Working Group (QSWG),  a Glasscock Humanities Center working group at Texas A&M University.