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Beyond Bookselling: How Queer Bookstores Shaped the Gay Liberation Movement
January 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Join the UCSB History Associates in partnership with the Santa Barbara Public Library for a fascinating talk: “Beyond Bookselling: How Queer Bookstores Shaped the Gay Liberation Movement” presented by UCSB doctoral candidate Sarah Dunne. Queer bookstores are more than a location where books are sold. During the late-20th century, gay and lesbian bookstores served as de-facto community centers for queer customers and fostered business, artistic, and political networks devoted to organizing for gay liberation. Sarah’s talk will explore how archival materials allow us to recreate the vibrant dynamics of now-closed queer bookstores to understand their impact on the fight for gay liberation in the 20th century. Register today! https://calendar.library.santabarbaraca.gov/event/beyond-bookselling-how-queer-bookstores-shaped-gay-liberation-movement-10010?language_content_entity=en
About the speaker: Sarah Dunne is a doctoral candidate in the history department at UC Santa Barbara. She was awarded a UCSB Graduate Humanities Research Fellowship and is also serving as a 2023-2024 Mendell Graduate Fellow at UCSB’s Walter H. Capps Center. She is spending this academic year conducting archival research for her dissertation: The Migrating Queer Bookshelf: Queer Bookstores and the Making of Queer Communities in the United States and Canada, 1945-present.
Presented by: UCSB History Associates in partnership with Santa Barbara Public Library. Co-sponsored by UCSB Affiliates, Resource Center for Sexual & Gender Diversity, Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life