Johns Hopkins University Diverse Sexuality and Gender
Alliance (DSAGA) Program
Thursday, April 10, 8:00pm
Trembling before G-d is an unprecedented feature documentary that
shatters assumptions about faith, sexuality, and religious fundamentalism.
Built around intimately-told personal stories of Hasidic and Orthodox
Jews who are gay or lesbian, the film portrays a group of people
who face a profound dilemma - how to reconcile their passionate
love of Judaism and the Divine with the drastic Biblical prohibitions
that forbid homosexuality. A discussion will follow the movie
screening. This event has been coordinated in conjunction with
the Jewish Students Association.
Monday, April 14, 8:00pm
Great Hall, Levering Union
Lesléa Newman, author of Heather Has Two Mommies, The Femme
Mystique, Out of the Closet and Nothing to Wear, and other works,
will discuss some of the many controversies surrounding her books
and the issues of homophobia, censorship and family values for
the twenty-first century.
Tuesday, April 15, 5:30pm
Mattin Center Room 101
Patrick Webb, one of this country's most accomplished, yet controversial,
figurative painters, will speak about his work in a slide lecture
entitled, "Punchinello and Self."
Wednesday, April 16, 8:00pm
Daphne Scholinski, currently an artist in Washington D.C., has
20/20, Dateline, and Today to discuss her experiences with adolescent
psychiatric abuse. She is the winner of a Lambda Literary Award
for a Books for a Better Life Award.
Friday, April 18, 8:00pm
Great Hall, Levering Union
A DSAGA tradition, the Drag Show and Dance, will feature well-known
drag queens and kings as well as Hopkins students. DJ Rosie of
Coconuts will provide music for the event. Prizes will be awarded
to the best performers.
Tuesday, April 22, 8:00pm
Milton S. Eisenhower Library Quad
Hate Crimes Vigil
A candlelight vigil to join in unity against crimes fueled by
discrimination. It’s a powerful evening of speakers and
sharing. This event is conducted through the collaboration of
DSAGA, Amnesty International, BSU, OLE, IAC, and MAPP.
Johns Hopkins University's Diverse Sexuality and Gender Alliance
(DSAGA) is an undergraduate student-run organization committed
to promoting visibility, equality, and a sense of community for
the transgender, bisexual, lesbian, gay and straight-allies population
DSAGA presents its eleventh annual Awareness Days Program in an
effort to promote awareness, tolerance, and change to the communities
of JHU and the Greater Baltimore area. DSAGA's Awareness Days
are typically a month in duration and have quickly become one
of the largest gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender-interest symposia
in the state of Maryland. Past guest speakers have included filmmaker
John Waters, MTV Real World's Danny Roberts, and Maryland delegate
For more information, or to subscribe to the DSAGA email list,
send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.jhu.edu/~dsaga . Inquiries
can also be made by phone to 410-516-4088.
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