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Beyond Boundaries Film and Discussion Series: 'The Archivettes' - November 5

Please join the Equity and Campus Diversity Office for the final film of the semester in the Beyond Boundaries screening and discussion series, The Archivettes, a documentary by Megan Rossman (2018), on Thursday, November 5, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. via Zoom videoconference.

Registration is required. A panel discussion featuring Lesbian Herstory cofounders Joan Nestle and Deborah Edel and filmmaker Megan Rossman will follow the film.

“Our history was disappearing as quickly as we were making it.” With that realization, Deborah Edel and Joan Nestle cofounded the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the world’s largest collection of materials by and about lesbians. For more than 40 years, through many of the major milestones in LGBTQIA+ history, the all-volunteer organization has literally rescued history from the trash. Now the cofounders are in their mid-70s, and the group faces a number of challenges: A transfer of leadership. The rise of digital technology. A renewed call to activism in a politically charged moment. The Archivettes is a film that explores how this group came together to combat lesbian invisibility and create “a place that says yes.”

Watch the trailer.

Beyond Boundaries screenings are free and open to the public. This Beyond Boundaries screening was curated by Crystal Rodriguez, Buffalo State College chief diversity officer, and Ruth Goldman and Meg Knowles, both associate professors of communication, and is sponsored by Buffalo State’s Women and Gender Studies Interdisciplinary Unit, Equity and Campus Diversity Office, Communication Department, and Burchfield Penney Art Center. For more information, please e-mail the Equity and Campus Diversity Office.

Submitted by: Katlyn Keane
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