Archive for October 2009

Screening and Discussion: November 16

October 21, 2009

The Queer Studies Working Group is gathering on Monday, November 16, 2009, 1:00 pm, in 417D of the Evans Library Annex to watch and discuss Anders als die Andern (Different from the Others).  You may want to read Richard Dyer’s “Less and More than Women and Men: Lesbian and Gay Cinema in Weimar Germany” (New German Critique, no. 41, Autumn, 1990, pp. 5-60) before the meeting.

Hope to see you there!

Mangos with Chili: Friday, October 16

October 9, 2009

Mangos with Chili: Splendor & Grit: The Stunning South Tour 2009

**NOTE: The venue for this event has been changed to Blocker 102.

Mangos with Chili: The Floating Cabaret of Queer and Trans People of Color Bliss, Dreams, Sweat, Sweets, & Nightmares

“Splendor & Grit: The Stunning South Tour 2009.”

  • Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
  • Ms. Cherry Galette
  • SKIM
  • Aleksa Manila
  • Ms. Vagina Jenkins
  • Maceo Cabrera Estevez
  • Amir Rabiyah

Friday, October 16th 2009

7 PM (Doors Open at 6:30).

Blocker 102. Free and open to the public.

Mangos with Chili is a multi-racial, multi-genre, and multi-gender performance group that uses theater, spoken word, drag, dance, and performance art to tell the stories of class, survival, desire, dreams, and migrations of queer and trans people of color. Mangos’ performance addresses identities from Sri Lanka, Aztlán, the Philippines, the Caribbean, Brooklyn, the Arab world, and migrant small towns.

Mangos with Chili creates community, builds bridges, and fosters cross-cultural dialogue by presenting breathtaking shows featuring queer and trans of color artists creating cutting-edge, high-caliber work to audiences and communities whose stories are not always represented onstage. By sharing much needed and little heard queer and trans of color stories, the Mangos bring queer and trans people of color out from isolation, helping QTPOC build networks of community, support, resources, and survival. This is This Bridge Called My Back for the 21st century.

Fragrance Free Event: In order to ensure the space is accessible to the whole community, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, aftershave, or other scented products.

Co-Sponsored by: The Department of English, The Department of Performance Studies, Africana Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Office of Undergraduate Programs and Academic Services, Creative Writing, Office of Graduate Studies, the Queer Studies Working Group, the GLBT Resource Center, the South Asian Studies Working Group, Multicultural Services, Educational Psychology, TAMU Hip Hop Society, Dr. Victor Willson, and more TBA.

For more information, contact Dr. Qwo-Li Driskill ( or Dr. Mikko Tuhkanen (

Download PDF flyer.