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Saturday, March 31 - Beyond Marriage

"Beyond Marriage: Building New Alliances Around the Politics of Sexuality": A talk with Lisa Duggan

Saturday, March 31, 2007 7:00 p.m.
Loft Literary Center Off Campus

Contact Information:
Institute for Advanced Study, (612) 626-5054

"Beyond Marriage: Building New Alliances around the Politics of Sexuality" will analyze the motivations of the group of intellectuals, activists, and artists that have come together to broaden the agenda of GLBT political movements via the formation of the activist network BeyondMarriage.org. Duggan will discuss efforts to reframe the narrow terms of the marriage debate in the United States. She identifies opposition to same-sex marriage as only one part of a broader pro-marriage, "family values" agenda that includes abstinence-only sex education, stringent divorce laws, coercive marriage promotion policies directed toward women on welfare, and attacks on reproductive freedom. Duggan will explore emerging trends in GLBT activism in relation to the theoretical foundation of her forthcoming book, The End of Marriage: The War Over the Future of State Sponsored Love. Lisa Duggan is the Director of the American Studies Program and Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. Co-sponsored by Twin Cities GLBT Oral History Project, Department of American Studies, Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and GLBT Programs Office and organized by the IAS Global Sexualities Research Collaborative.

Here's an interview with Lisa Duggan - HERE