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Media Contacts: Publicizing Your Events
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The New-York Historical Society is interested in co-hosting events that tie in to their Stonewall plans, i.e., an exhibition on LGBTQ nightlife, an exhibition featuring the Lesbian Herstory Archives and lesbian history, and a timeline installation. They have a few event spaces with variable capacity (20 to 100) that are especially well-suited to panel discussions and classes. For more information, please contact Ania Upstill, Social Learning Programs Coordinator, at email@example.com.
St. John’s in the Village, on the corner of West 11th Street and Waverly Place, has kindly offered its sanctuary as a possible event space to S-50 Consortium members. The church seats about 100 and is especially well-suited to panel discussions or intimate musical performances. The church also has some meeting space available. For a tour and/or to check availability, please contact Rev. Graeme Napier, the rector at St. John’s in the Village, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rev. Stephen Harding of the landmark St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, on West 20th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, also welcomes event space inquiries from S-50 members. The church can accommodate over 400 and can be used for lectures, panel discussions, or musical performances. There’s also a video projection screen. For a tour or to find out more, please contact Rev. Harding at email@example.com.
NYC Municipal Archives and Library: 400 Years of City History
Kenneth Cobb, Assistant Commissioner at the NYC Department of Records and Information Services, welcomes S-50 member inquiries regarding the city’s municipal archives, which contain over a million images (incl. photographs of every house and building in the five boroughs, ca. 1940 and mid-1980s); mayoral, legislative, and city agency records; the most comprehensive collection of criminal justice records in the English-speaking world (1660s-1980s); maps, films and videos, sound recordings; and much more. For more information, email Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Archives and Records Administration
The National Archives’ collection constitutes a rich documentary history of the experience of LGBTQ individuals. They have begun to identify, describe, and digitize hundreds of items in their holdings on LGBTQ-related topics, including on Lt. Frederick Enslin, Walt Whitman, Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, Alan Turing, Alan Hart, Frank Kameny, Harvey Milk, James Baldwin, and others. For more examples of the National Archives’ LGBTQ-related holdings, go to lgbtqarchives.tumblr.com. Questions? Please contact the National Archives’ Museum Program Manager Michael Hussey at email@example.com.
Rosamond S. King, Associate Professor and Director of the Ethyle R. Wolfe Institute for the Humanities at Brooklyn College, CUNY, has offered to help connect any Consortium members interested in academic expertise to CUNY faculty. CUNY has 24 campuses with hundreds of faculty teaching and conducting research in dozens of fields. If you are interested in consulting a CUNY professor—for example for help with a reading list—please email a specific request to Rosamond at firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Queer Theater can offer fellow S-50 members connections to LGBTQ actors, directors, puppeteers, stage managers, event coordinators, theater designers, and playwrights. They can also facilitate acting, storytelling, playwriting, Theatre of the Oppressed, and other educational theater–related workshops. They’d love to talk to a partner about offering an “Exploring Stonewall through Performance” type of workshop as well. Interested? Email Artistic Director Adam Odsess-Rubin at email@example.com.
Need live music for your next event? Contact the Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps! They have a symphonic band and a marching band, and are just as comfortable playing at events such as the AIDS Walk or Summer Streets as they are marching at Pride or cheering people on at the New York Marathon. If you’re looking for a smaller group, they also have several chamber ensembles including a brass band, horn quintet, wind quintet, saxophone ensemble, and jazz combo that travel easily. For more information, email Hannah Webster, Marketing Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.