CANCELED: An Injury to All: How One Union's Response to a Stigmatized Population can be a Model for Queer Activism

Anne Balay
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Gowen 1A

Drawing from her 2014 book Steel Closets: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Steelworkers, Anne Balay will discuss why steel mills, and other working class spaces have been inhospitable to queers.  The United Steel Worker's surprising response to this scholarship will then serve as a model for queer activism that is less unevenly distributed than what we have now.

Bio: Anne Balay has used her PhDs in English to fix cars, to write award winning ethnography, and to drive 16 wheelers.  And to teach at several different colleges.