CLAGS is proud to co-sponsor the inaugural lecture of the Dr. John Patten Memorial Lecture Series with the Ackerman Institute for the Family. The event, which will explore issues concerning gays, lesbians, bisexuals and the contemporary American family, will be held on the evening of November 14th, 1996 at the Auditorium of the Hunter College School of Social Work, 129 East 79th Street. The panelists include: Kath Weston, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Arizona State University and author of Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, and Kinship; Jose Munoz, Assistant Professor of Performance Studies at New York University; Gwen Turner, writer, actress, filmmaker, and creator of the film Go Fish; and Thomas Allen Harris, Assistant Professor in the Visual Arts Department at the University of California at San Diego and director of the film Vintage: Families of Values which looks at African American gay and lesbian sibling relationships. The panel will be moderated by family therapist, Stanley Siegel, MSW. Dr. John Patten was a faculty member of the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy, Medical Director of the Institute’s AIDS Project, and co-founder and co-director of the Gay and Lesbian Family Studies Project. He was senior editor and co-founder of In the Family, a therapy-oriented magazine about the concerns of gay, lesbian and bisexual families. Dr. Patten died of AIDS on October 4, 1995. CLAGS is grateful for the opportunity to honor his life and work. A reception will precede the lecture. For more information, call 212- 879-4900, ext. 149.