STILL HERE 

A free online Queer history class. 

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12 WEEK CONTENT OUTLINE

Each week the workshop content will synthesize major figures in Queer history with both an art medium and a topic of conversation. Students will engage in peer support and individual mentorship to help apply the content to their own art. The class will result in a body of work to be exhibited in a final showcase. 

WEEK 1

Introduction Week: Goals, Introductions, and Community Agreements 

WEEK 4

The Act Up Activists: Protest Art Pt. 2/AIDS Timeline & Our History of Organizing

WEEK 7

RuPaul Charles:

“Hey, Gay!”

Rainbow Capitalism

WEEK 10

Students Teach! Students lead the group in an exploration of their own expertise

WEEK 2

Marsha P. Johnson: Protest Art/Collage & Police Violence against Queer Bodies

WEEK 5

Alvin Ailey:

dance & racism within the queer community

WEEK 3

Sappho: poetry & the history of femme erasure in the queer community 

WEEK 6

Hector Xtravaganza, Willi Ninja, Paris is Burning: Ballroom

WEEK 8

Prince:

music & the lineage of the non-binary identity 

WEEK 9

Catherine Opie:

film, photography, & bearing witness to ourselves: “Documentation is the only true form of democracy.”

WEEK 11

Werk Week:

Working on art for exhibition

WEEK 12

Exhibition!

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*All classes will take place on zoom. Once registered, you will be emailed the zoom link*

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'Still Here' is a free, 12-week fellowship and workshop series for Queer artists or organizers ages 13-20. ‘Still Here’ fellows will receive mentorship, Queer history & arts education curriculum, access to exciting guest speakers, and the resources to participate in a art show at the end of the course. Due to the nature of the cumulative art showcase, students must apply below for the course. However, anyone is welcome to sign up to audit the class and drop in!