GSEHD Presents: Queer As Black {Recording}

In Honor of Black History Month
Wed, 22 February, 2023 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Graduate School of Education and Human Development  |  GW Celebrates Black History Month 2023



Leslie Hall headshot

Leslie Hall

Director of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program, Human Rights Campaign


Jose Cadiz headshot

Jose E. Cadiz

Director of Intercultural Affairs and LGBTQ Resource Center, Howard University


AJ King headshot

A.J. King

Assistant Director of the Multicultural Student Services Center/LGBTQIA+ Resource Center, The George Washington University

Moderated By: 

Dr. Dwayne Wright headshot

Dr. Dwayne Kwaysee Wright

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives
Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration, GW Graduate School of Education and Human Development


Since the emergence of the concept of multiple marginalities, intersectionality has become an intellectual mainstay used to conceptualize, describe, and ultimately improve the day-to-day experience of Black people in America. However, recent political events have once again brought up the question of the relevance of Queer theory, Queer people, and Queer lives to the history of Blacks in the U.S. 

Join the Graduate School of Education and Human Development for a conversation about the intersection of Queer history with Black history, in which we will explore the emergence of LGBTQ resources and centers on historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), possible ways that predominantly white institutions and HBCUs can support each other in becoming more inclusive, and highlighting the experiences, challenges, and triumphs of Black Queer students on college campuses. We will also address the question recently asked by a U.S. state governor: “…who would say that an important part of Black history is Queer theory?"


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