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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)August 17, 2000

(Mahwah) — The Ins and Outs of Sexual Politics: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered People, Issues and Theories is the subject of the fall semester’s weekly Ramapo Lecture Series scheduled on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at Ramapo College of New Jersey. All lectures are free and open to the public. Speakers and panelists include writers, professors, filmmakers, psychologists and activists who will investigate and explore topics relevant to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered peoples through a wide variety of disciplines, perspectives and approaches.

Dr. Martin Duberman, professor of history at Lehman College and the City University of New York and the author of numerous books and articles will discuss “Left Out: Gay and Lesbian History’ on September 15. “Fifty Ways to Come Out” is the topic of an October 11 talk by Dr. Juda Charles Bennett, assistant professor of English at the College of New Jersey and author of The Passing Figure: Racial Confusion in Modern American Literature. Dr. Virginia Ramey Mollenkott, author of several books including Is the Homosexual My Neighbor: A Positive Christian Response and a member of the National Council of Churches’ Inclusive Language Lectionary Committee, will speak October 18 on “Queer, Here, and Peer: A Biblical and Cross-Cultural Approach to Transgender Issues.”

“Surviving Anti-Gay Violence” is the topic of an October 18 talk by Claudia Brenner, who survived an attack in which she was wounded and her partner died. A panel on November 29 will commemorate World AIDS Day (December 1) by exploring a number of aspects of the AIDS crisis. Director/producer Tami Gold will screen her award-winning film Out at Work following her December 6 talk on making the film.

Dr. Kathleen Fowler, professor of English, is the faculty coordinator for the series and Gordon Bramwell is the peer facilitator. Complete details on the series are available on the Website: To request a flyer on the series call (201) 684-7565.

The series is offered under the aegis of the Women’s Studies Convening Group and the Minority Faculty and Staff Association. Support and funding for the series have been generously provided by the Ramapo College President’s Office, the vice president for Academic Affairs, the Ramapo College Foundation, the Schomburg Foundation, the vice president for Student Affairs, the Center for International and Intercultural Education, the Women’s Center, the Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Coalition, the Feminist Collective, the Student Government Association, and the Science Fiction Club.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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