The Nelson Poynter Memorial Library at USF St. Petersburg is hosting several “Thinking About Pride 2016” events during the month of June. The events are sponsored by the library’s Diversity Committee.
“At this difficult time in our society, it’s important that we have events that reflect on our history and also help to build community,” said Patricia Pettijohn, associate librarian who is facilitating the event. “I’ve been involved with different pride events for many years, and one of the things I hope to build on is having a conversation about some of the issues.”
The exhibits touch on former instances of violence or organized opposition to the LGBTQ community and include artifacts that have been collected or donated, said Pettijohn.
See the list below for information about the upcoming events:
Continuing through June 20
“LGBTQ+ History in St. Petersburg and Florida”
Exhibits will be located throughout the first floor
Monday, June 20, 6:30 p.m.
“Local LGBTQ+ History: Preserving Our Stories”
Moderated by James Schnur, librarian, Special Collections
Tuesday, June 21, 6:30 p.m.
“The Sexuality of Oliver Stone’s Alexander: A Story in Three Acts, 2004-14”
Presented by Dr. Jonathan S. Perry, professor of History, USF Sarasota-Manatee
Saturday, June 25
12-1 p.m. – “LGBTQ+ Film Shorts”
1-3 p.m. – “Feature Film: Eat with Me”