Yale University

CIRA Sponsoring Trans Sounds of Black Freedom Event 2/28 - Registration closes on 2/23/23

We would like to invite you to an informative and engaging Black History Month lecture entitled "The Trans Sounds of Black Freedom: The Global Reverberation of Ballroom" on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm EST. For those attending in-person, a reception will follow from 6:00 to 7:00pm.

Register here: https://rebrand.ly/anz35w0

This lecture will explore the history of the House | Ballroom community as a Black Trans-Womanist theological discourse, a freedom movement, and its spiritual formation responses to race, class, sexuality, and gender oppression. It will further examine the community's ability to use the art of performance as a hermeneutics of the body and situate its history in mobilizing as a resistance to these oppressions and place it in conversation with other historical struggles.

About the Speaker: Michael Roberson is an adjunct professor at The New School and Union Theological Seminary in New York City as well as a public health practitioner, advocate, activist, artist, curator and leader within the LGBTQ community. He is a resident senior scholar for the Center for Race, Religion and Economic Democracy as well as a member of the sound art collective ULTRA-red and a creative consultant for the FX series Pose.

Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2023