Preserving Our Stories – Caribbean LGBT Histories and Activism

The Digital Archive Collection of the Jamaica Gay Freedom Movement
Launch & Discussion
21 June 2011 at 6PM
Brooklyn College
Woody Tanger Auditorium in the Library
2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11210

Panelists include:

* Larry Chang (co-founder of the Jamaica Gay Freedom Movement and Jamaica Forum of Lesbians, All-Sexuals & Gays – JFLAG)
* Thomas Glave (award-winning author and co-founder of JFLAG)
* Angelique V. Nixon (scholar, writer, community worker, co-chair of the Caribbean IRN Board)
* Rosamond S. King (writer, scholar, artist, co-chairs of the Caribbean IRN Board)

Also featuring the short documentary “Sisters without Misters” by Cynthia Cheeseman

(please bring photo ID for admittance)

The digital archive is hosted by the Digital Library of the Caribbean

This exciting cyber event will use the WebEx platform, enabling individuals and groups anywhere in the world to see and be seen by the speakers in New York. For more info on how to join this event through WebEx, please email us at Community organizations & individuals will be hosting hubs in The Bahamas, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad.

The Caribbean IRN is a resource for people and organizations inside and outside the region whose work focuses on issues related to diverse genders and sexualities in the Caribbean. Please visit our website for more information about our work:
The International Resource Network is supported by the Ford Foundation and housed at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, City University of New York.

The digitization of this archive was made possible through a City University of New York Diversity Grant. 

Special thanks to Stephanie Harvey, who organized and digitized the archive, to Marianne LaBatto,

and the entire Brooklyn College Division of Archives & Special Collections.

This event was made possible through a City University of New York Diversity Grant, with additional support from the

Brooklyn College Department of Africana Studies and the Brooklyn College Division of Academic Information Technologies.