W.E.B. DuBois Lecture to Be Presented Feb. 4

Posted: January 26, 2010 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: January 25, 2010 at 4:40 pm

The annual W.E.B. DuBois Lecture will be presented this year as part of Black Heritage Month on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 1:30 p.m. in Research I, Room 163, on the Fairfax Campus.

The subject of the lecture is “Black and ‘Queer’ in America,” and the presenters are Patrik-Ian Polk, creator, director and producer of the television series about four gay black men titled “Noah’s Arc”; and Marlon Ross, professor of African American literature and gender and queer theory at the University of Virginia.

The presentations will be followed at 4 p.m. by a screening of the documentary “Black and Queer in America.”

The event, which is sponsored by African and African American Studies and Women and Gender Studies, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mika’il Petin at mpetin@gmu.edu or call 703-993-4080.

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