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Three-day conference focuses on unique lesbian, queer, and gender-nonconforming histories Vassar, November 3-5, 2011.

“Smashing History: 150 Years of LGBTIQA Vassar,” a three-day conference that celebrates the accomplishments of prominent Vassar alumnae/i who have distinguished themselves in service to LGBTIQA communities and seeks to inspire participants to take action for the future, will be held from Thursday, November 3, through Saturday, November 5. The conference will feature panels, lectures, workshops, exhibits, and performances.


Sociologist Salvador Vidal-Ortiz discusses individuals who practice Santería, an Afro-Cuban religious cultural practice, February 17, 2010.

Sociologist Salvador Vidal-Ortiz will present the lecture "From Racial Minorities to Sexual Minorities: Santería & the Multiply Minoritized in New York City, 2000-2005" at Vassar on Wednesday, February 17. Free and open to the public, the lecture will begin at 5:00pm in Rockefeller Hall, (Room 200). The lecture is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, Sociology, Latin American and Latino(a) Studies, Women’s Studies, American Culture, Africana Studies, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, and Hispanic Studies.


Peace Week will feature film screening, lectures, panels, and a peace vigil, September 21-25, 2009.

The Women's Studies Program at Vassar College has organized "Peace Week" (9/21-25) in celebration of the International Day of Peace on September 21, in order to bring attention to peace activism around the world and in the Hudson Valley and Vassar communities. Among the speakers will be Academy Award-nominated, Emmy-winning documentary filmmaker Gini Reticker and Liberian peace activist, Leymah Gbowee, recipient of the 2009 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award All the events are free and open to the public.


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