Archive for October 2010

QSWG Meeting: November 10

October 13, 2010

The Queer Studies Working Group will meet at on Wed., November 10, 2:30-3:45 pm in Glasscock rm. 311, to discuss selections from Gay L.A.: A History of Sexual Outlaws, Power Politics, and Lipstick Lesbians (Lillian Faderman and Stuart Timmons, U of California P, 2006). To download a PDF of the reading, click here.

La Mission Screening: October 28

October 12, 2010

The Queer Studies Working Group and Countercultural Movements Working Group will host a screening of La Mission on Thursday, October 28, at 3:00 pm in the Library Annex 417D. Please join us!


La Mission

Growing up in the Mission district of San Francisco, Che Rivera (Benjamin Bratt) has always had to be tough to survive. He’s a powerful man respected throughout the Mission barrio for his masculinity and his strength, as well as for his hobby building beautiful lowrider cars. A reformed inmate and recovering alcoholic, Che has worked hard to redeem his life and do right by his pride and joy: his only son, Jes, whom he has raised on his own after the death of his wife. Che’s path to redemption is tested, however, when he discovers Jes is gay. To survive his neighborhood, Che has always lived with his fists. To survive as a complete man, he’ll have to embrace a side of himself he’s never shown.