Mar 19, 2019 Mar 19, 2019
07:30PM 07:30PM Lecture by Mary Hooks: 50 Years After Stonewall: School: Oxford College Department / Organization: Oxford College Building/Room: Williams Hall (Oxford) Cost: Free Contact Name: Danielle Dockery Contact Email: Mary Hooks will present a lecture on "50 Years After Stonewall: Reflections from the Front Lines of Queer Organizing."  Hooks is the co-director of Southerners on New Ground (SONG). SONG is a political home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South. They build, sustain, and connect a southern regional base of LGBTQ people in order to transform the region through strategic projects and campaigns developed in response to the current conditions in our communities. SONG builds this movement through leadership development, coalition and alliance building, intersectional analysis, and organizing. Hooks is a 36-year-old, Black, lesbian, feminist, mother, organizer and co-director of SONG. She joined SONG as a member in 2009 and began organizing with SONG in 2010. Her commitment to Black liberation, which encompasses the liberation of LGBTQ liberation, is rooted in her experiences growing up under the impacts of the War on Drugs. Her people are migrants of the Great Migration, factory workers, church folks, Black women, hustlers and addicts, dykes, studs, femmes, queens and all people fighting for the liberation of oppressed people. Her background is in Human Resources and she holds a Master of Business Administration with a focus in Human Resources Management and recently obtained her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification. This is an Oxford Studies event. + Oxford College Campus Events
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