January 21, 2013
The following events are being offered in January and February 2013. For the latest information on events, please visit the campus calendar.
Tim Miller in "Performance/Body/Self: a Performance and Talk"
January 24, 2013, 11 a.m., Lilly Family Gallery
Internationally-acclaimed solo performer Tim Miller will perform excerpts from his work and speak about the role performance plays in constellating identity. Known for his charged performance work which takes up the most challenging social texts of our time, Miller will share fierce and funny performance material as well as speak about how performance can be used to embolden communities and connect people with one another. Hailed for his humor and passion, Tim Miller's solo performances have been presented all over the world. He is the author of the books Shirts and Skin, Body Blows, and 1001 Beds. His theater works have beeen published in the play collections O Solo Homo: The New Queer Performance (1998) and Sharing the Delirium: Second Generation AIDS Plays and Performances (1993). Miller has taught performance in the theater departments at UCLA, Cal State LA, and NYU. He is a founder of Performance Space 122 in NYC and Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, CA. Miller can be reached at his website: www.TimMillerPerformer.com.
FILM: "Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives"
January 28, 2013, 7 p.m., VAC Semans Lecture Hall
We will screen the film Birth Story, which captures a spirited group of women who taught themselves how to deliver babies on a 1970s commune in Tennessee. Today as nearly one third of all U.S. babies are born via C-section, they fight to protect their knowledge and to promote respectful, safe maternity practices all over the globe. With unprecedented access to the midwives' archival video collection, as well as modern day footage of life at the alternative intentional community where they live, this documentary shows childbirth the way most people have never seen it--unadorned, unabashed, and awe-inspiring. A questions and answer session over Skype with the directors of the film will follow the screening.
E. Patrick Johnson: A performance by the Author of Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South
February 2, 2013, Talman Hall, Time TBD
Lucy J. Miller: "Movies, Makeup, and Everything In-Between: Experiences in a Transgender Life"
February 4, 2013, 7 p.m., Lilly Gallery
Lucy J. Miller, from Texas A&M University will speak about her personal and professional transitional experiences related to being transgender in one of the most conservative universities in the nation. She will also speak about her scholarly work on gender representations in popular media.
40th Anniversary Celebration of Co-Education at Davidson
February 10, 2013, 3 p.m. Location TBD
Lecture by Sally McMillen followed by a panel discussion.
Wearn Lecture with Angela Davis
February 12, 2013, 7 p.m., Duke Family Performance Hall
Davis will speak on the subject "Political Activism and Protest from the 1960s to the Age of Obama." The talk is open to the public, and no tickets or reservations are required.
During her time at Davidson, Davis will also conduct a podium discussion on "Black Panthers in the 1960s and 1970s, Black GIs, and West German activists." That presentation is also free, with the time and place to be determined. The podium discussion supports the award-winning multimedia exhibition "The Civil Rights Struggle, African-American GIs, and Germany" that will be on display in the Brown Atrium of Alvarez College Union during the month of February 2013. For more information, please visit http://www3.davidson.edu/cms/x46474.xml.