Panel discussion at NYU, Nov. 14 “Get Used to It: 10 Years after Queer Nation,” an event celebrating the acquisition of the papers of Alan Klein, one of the founding members of the Queer Nation movement, by the Fales Collection of New York University, will take place on Thursday, November 14, 5 p.m. It will be held at Fales, 3rd floor of the NYU Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South. Co-sponsors are The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at NYU, New York State Senator Thomas Duane, Assemblymember Deborah Glick, and Margarita Lopez and Christine Quinn, City Council members. For further information call (212) 998-2596.
“Get Used to It” presents a panel discussion about this early 1990s queer political phenomenon, “Queer Nation,” including speakers Alan Klein, a founding member; Elizabeth Freeman, University of California at Davis and author of The Wedding Complex: Forms of Belonging in Modern American Culture; Richard Kim, internship and research director at The Nation Institute; and Carrie Moyer, painter and graphic designer and co-creator of Dyke Action Machine! Carolyn Dinshaw, director of NYU’s Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, will moderate.
Senator Duane, Assemblymember Glick, and City Council members Lopez and Quinn will present brief remarks.
The Fales Collection at NYU comprises more than 200,000 rare volumes and numerous manuscripts and is home to NYU Libraries’ special collections, among them the Brownstone Collection of American Cookery and the personal papers of Erich Maria Remarque and E.L.Doctorow. The Fales Collection is especially renowned for its Downtown Collection, which documents the Downtown New York art and literary scene from 1975 to the present.