Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103
531 College Street
Middlebury, VT 05753
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As part of the backlash against trans rights, conservative lawmakers in eight states have passed more than a dozen bills attempting to criminalize or restrict drag performances. Despite this marked increase in hateful rhetoric in the public sphere, drag performers across the country continue to make art, celebrate community, and find joy in the spaces they occupy. This joint talk and drag performance will consider what it looks like to counter hate with art, perform in the face of fear, and infuse unrestrained joy into activist projects.
Jae Basiliere is the chief diversity officer at Northern Vermont University. They received their Ph.D. in Gender Studies from Indiana University, and began their career as a professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Their research and scholarship sits at the intersection of rural queer studies, drag performance, and activist histories.

Sponsored by:
Gender, Sexuality, & Fem Studies

Contact Organizer

Hanta, Karin
khanta@middlebury.edu
(802) 443 - 5937