Seminars in the City

CLAGS, in association with The Gay and Lesbian Community Center, announces plans for the 2000-2001 Seminars in the City series, which will begin this fall. The series of discussions for primarily nonacademic readers centers on major works in lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender and queer studies. The series reflects CLAGS’s commitment to providing a public forum for intellectual discussion and debate on and off the college campus. CLAGS Board Members, themselves leading scholars in the field, facilitate the discussions, which are organized around a theme. Last year’s topics included Queer Latino/a Identities and Sexualities, Transgender Politics and Reading Lesbian and Gay Poetry. The monthly seminars take place at The Gay and Lesbian Community Center, located at One Little West Twelfth Street in New York City, and are open to the public. Participants are asked to make a $5 tax- deductible donation to CLAGS for each session, and seminar books are available at Bluestockings, New York’s only women’s bookstore. Next year’s topics will include: in the Fall 2000, Gay Economics, taught by Kay Diaz and Jeffrey Escoffier; in the Spring 2001, Latino/a Literature taught by Larry LaFountain-Stokes; and in the summer 2001, Black Feminisms and Queer Theory taught by E. Frances White. For specific dates, check CLAGS’s website regularly ( and be on the lookout for later mailings. To register for Seminars in the City, call CLAGS at (212) 817-1955. Additional information on page 20.