Media Arts Program

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Suggested Donation: $5; no one turned away for lack of funds.

Western New York LGBTQ History Project, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art, & Queer Studies Research Workshop present

Swimming with Lesbians

(2009, 67 min.)
A Documentary Film by David B. Marshall

This 2009 documentary (shown at Hallwalls on November 15, 2009, the year of its release) follows Buffalo lesbian activist Madeline Davis's efforts to create and find a home for an LGBTQ historical archive. In the process, we delve into Davis's own activist history, and explore some of the stories of Buffalo's LGBTQ community that inspired the archive in the first place.

This screening will be followed by a panel discussion, featuring:

Madeline Davis—Founder of Madeline Davis GLBT Archives; co-author (with Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy) of Boots of Leather, Slippers of Gold: The History of a Lesbian Community; star of Swimming with Lesbians; Buffalo LGBTQ activist extraordinaire.

Camille Hopkins—Co-founder of Spectrum Transgender Group; first openly trans employee at Buffalo City Hall; participant in Swimming with Lesbians.

Dan DiLandro—College Archivist and Special Collections Librarian at Buffalo State College; curator of Madeline Davis GLBT Archives.

Adrienne Hill (moderator)—Founding member of Western New York LGBTQ History Project.

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Laylah Ali
Paintings and Drawings

Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.