Invisibility & Resistance: Violence Against LGBTQIA + People

September 1, 2017 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Jewish History Museum
564 S Stone Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701

“Please join the Jewish History Museum for the season opening and a gallery chat surrounding the exhibition Invisibility and Resistance: Violence Against LGBTQIA+ People presented within the Holocaust History Center’s Allen and Marianne Langer Contemporary Human Rights Exhibit space.

11:30 AM – 12 PM
Gallery Chat with the curatorial team
Regular museum hours to follow (12-3 PM)

This exhibition will connect the ongoing and urgent human rights concerns of LGBTQIA+ people around the world (emphasis on Chechnya, Uganda and Brazil) with the various forms of systemic violence experienced by LGBTQIA+ people in the US. The exhibition will be rooted historically and extend out from a presentation of Nazi persecution of homosexuals during the era of the Third Reich.

Exhibition content includes a presentation of gay culture in Weimar era Germany; the systematic persecution of homosexuals during the era of the Third Reich; representations of historical and contemporary acts of solidarity, resilience and resistance, information about the lived experiences of queer youth and trans people of color in the US today.

This exhibition was developed and curated by local museum professionals, queer activists and artists and university scholars and is sponsored by Ellen Freeman and Roe Callahan.

Museum hours are Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 1-5 pm, and Friday 12-3 pm
The Jewish History Museum is located at 564 S. Stone Ave.

One response to “Invisibility & Resistance: Violence Against LGBTQIA + People

  1. Standing room only today at this gallery chat, attended by Councilman Steve K, and students from City High School and Paolo Fiere School. TC Holbert spoke of pervasive violence against trans people (like him), ongoing in U.S., where every other day a trans person is murdered. He asked for help from straight allies and cys-gender individuals, for this issue –where in some countries of Africa being gay is still criminal. He also said that 40% of homeless youth are gay, facing discrimination and targeted bullying in schools. Questions from audience were about where the exhibit got their #s from (website/project)?; how did the project start?; whether there is more violence against LGBT elderly or youth, statement about 12 M who died in WWII – Jews, gays, etc. Also TC pointed out that the “living” exhibit will add names of others killed in 2017 to 2018, and that in Nazi Germany, gays had to wear an in a red triangle and # on their clothing.

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