October 9, 2019 ALL

The History and Practice of Drag: Gender Performance and Human Rights

The entire JCU community is invited to attend “The History and Practice of Drag: Gender Performance and Human Rights” on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM in the Dolan Science Center Atrium. Hear from Dr. Lady J (known outside of drag as Jeremiah Davenport, PhD) on the history of drag and why drag deserves academic attention. Listen to Anhedonia Delight (known outside of drag as JCU alumni, Taylor Hartman, M.S.S.A/Social Work), as they describe the intersections between drag, mental health, gender expression, and gender identity. Watch live drag performances by Aurora Thunder, Dr. Lady J, Anhedonia Delight, and learn how and why this art form is practiced within the LGBTQ+ community. Don’t know very much about drag or have questions you want a safe place to ask? Don’t miss the educational Q&A to finish the night!

Sponsored by the Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies and Peace, Justice, & Human Rights programs in connection with courses SC-115, HS-242, and PJHR-400. Co-sponsored and supported by the Department of Art History; Biology; Chemistry; Classical & Modern Languages & Cultures; Communication; Counseling; Education and School Psychology; English; History; Math & Computer Science; Political Science; Psychological Sciences; and Sociology & Criminology. Programs in Pre-Health Professions, MA in Nonprofit Administration, and MA in Humanities. Office of the Associate Dean for Humanities and Social Sciences, Office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Boler College of Business.