By now, you’ve probably heard that the Old Lesbian Oral Herstory Project is hosting a symposium called Celebrating our Lesbian Legacies, October 10-13, 2013, in Houston, Texas. But just in case you hadn’t heard, and even if you did, we want to share some news…
We’re excited to let you know Annise Parker, the distinguished mayor of Houston, has joined the line up at the Celebrating Our Lesbian Legacies symposium happening October 10-13, 2013, in Houston, Texas. Annise Parker is the first openly gay mayor of a major city in the United States. (Houston is the fourth largest city.) As an open lesbian, Annise was elected to public office six times before she was elected, and re-elected, mayor. She’s a fierce advocate for the LGBTQ community.
Lillian Faderman, lesbian historian and award-winning author, will deliver the keynote, speaking Friday morning. Lillian recently retired from California State University at Fresno. She is the author of nine books about lesbian relationships throughout history, including the ground-breaking Surpassing the Love of Men and Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers.
Jamie Anderson, singer-songwriter, and long-time favorite lesbian performer will entertain us Saturday evening. In her own words, Jamie’s style of music is “folk without the Birkenstocks, country without the big hair, pop without the meat dress, and jazz without all the wierd chords. Hopefully, Jamie will treat us to a piece or two from Dare, her soon-to-be-released 10th album. We’re very pleased that Jamie, who is working on a book on the early history of Women’s Music, will also be a part of a panel on that same topic.
Other panels are planned, too, of course, as well as a series of opportunities for you to share your thoughts and memories on various subjects. Also in the mix will be a concert by Texas favorites The Therapy Sisters, a dance that will draw lots of local women and more.
We love to see you all, and we hope you’ll reach out and invite friends to join you, and share this information with anyone you think might be interested.
For more information on the symposium, visit www.olohp.org and click on the Celebration tab in the menu bar. You’re also welcome to drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or write us an old-old-fashioined note!
Arden, and the rest of the OLOHP gang
PO Box 980422 Houston, TX 77098
PS: There is still room for a few more ads in our program book for the symposium… if you’d like to show your support, either for your business, a book you have for sale, or just a personal note, send a note to Margaret at email@example.com and she’ll get the form to you ASAP.