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Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement

October 28, 2021 @ 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

AIJ, JJA, and LAGBAC invite you to the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center for

Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement

This is a hybrid event.  You may choose whether to attend in person or online.  Online attendees will be provided with a virtual tour of the exhibit.

In-person attendees may tour the exhibit before or after the program:

4:00 p.m. – Guests are invited to self-tour the exhibit

5:00 p.m. – Reception with drinks and light appetizers

6:00 p.m. – Author and Professor John D’Emilio (see bio below)

7:00 p.m. – Docent-led tours of the exhibit

AIJ and JJA Members are invited compliments of AIJ and JJA.  Members may bring a guest.

LAGBAC is offering member and non-member tickets to the event.

Attorneys will receive 1.0 hour of CLE.

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A pioneer in the field of LGBTQ studies and the history of sexuality, John D’Emilio is Emeritus Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies and History at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  He is the author or editor of almost a dozen books including Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities:  The Making of a Homosexual Minority in the United States, 1940-1970; Lost Prophet:  The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin; and Intimate Matters:  A History of Sexuality in America, co-authored with Estelle B. Freedman and now in its third edition.  His awards include the Brudner Prize from Yale for lifetime contributions to gay and lesbian studies; the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Publishing Triangle, an organization of LGBTQ people in publishing; and the Roy Rosenzweig Distinguished Service Award of the Organization of American Historians.  His biography of Bayard Rustin was a finalist for the National Book Award.  The founding director of the Policy Institute of the National LGBTQ Task Force, he has also served as President of the Gerber/Hart Library and Archives in Chicago. His most recent book, Queer Legacies:  Stories from Chicago’s LGBTQ Archives, was published in 2020 by the University of Chicago Press.


October 28, 2021
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM




The Illinois Holocaust Museum
9603 Woods Dr.
Skokie, IL 60077 United States
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