Looking for some general or detailed historical information about Oxford, one of the many communities in Lafayette County or the University of Mississippi? Look no further than “Lafayette County Heritage,” a 1986 book that’s in its fourth printing. Editor Don Whitten takes a look at the popular resource book that’s available from the Lafayette County Historical and Genealogical Society. (January 24, 2011, Page 4)
In honor of National Coming Out Day, the Sarah Isom Center for Women & Gender Studies will host a panel discussion titled, “Coming Out Faithfully: Faith, Religion, and Sexualities,” at noon Monday, Oct. 11, in the Faulkner Room in the Archives & Special Collections on the third floor of J.D. Williams Librar yon the campus of the University of Mississippi.
This panel discussion of sexualities in the Bible will be presented by the Rev. Craig Gates, retired Episcopal minister and member of the Bishop’s Committee on Ministry with LGBT Persons, the Rev. Laura Getty’s, associate rector, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, and Eunice Benton, UUA Mid-South district executive.
National Coming Out Day was founded by Robert Eichberg and Jean O’Leary on Oct. 11, 1988, in celebration of the second gay march in Washington, D.C., a year earlier. The purpose of the march and of National Coming Out Day is to promote government and public awareness as well as affirmation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights and to celebrate homosexuality. Whether you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or not, be proud of who you are and your support for LGBT equality this National Coming Out Day. (October 3, 2010)
PFLAG of Oxford North Mississippi, an organization that works to support, educate and advocate for gays and lesbians, bisexuals and transgender and their families, will host movie night at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Writing Center on the third floor of the main library at the University of Mississippi. The movie will be “Kinky Boots.” For more information, call Gail Stratton at 801-2820. (July 14, 2010)
On Friday, March 26, at 1 p.m., poet and scholar Tony Bolden will give the annual Early Wright Lecture at the Department of Archives and Special Collections Center on the third floor of the J.D. Williams Library on the University of Mississippi campus. Bolden, an associate professor of African and African American Studies at the University of Kansas, was a panelist in several of the early Blues Today Symposia sponsored by Living Blues.
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The Sarah Isom Center for Women Spring 2010 Brown Bag Lecture Series presents this program by naturopath Ann Farrell, PhD, as part of the Isom Green Series, Monday at noon in the Faulkner Room in Archives & Special Collections, on the third floor of J.D. Williams Library. With an introduction by Dr. Mary Carruth, director of the Sarah Isom Center for Women. (February 25, 2010)
As part of the Sarah Isom Center for Women Spring 2010 Brown Bag Lecture Series, an International Women’s Day Panel in honor of Women’s History Month and CEDAW Day is set for noon Monday in the Faulkner Room in Archives & Special Collections on the third floor of J.D. Williams Library. The panel is moderated by Daphne Ingene with an introduction by Greet Provoost, Office of International Programs. (February 25, 2010)