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.
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.