The CLGS Fall 2022 ONLINE Lavender Lunch Series


Tuesday, 13 September 2022 | 12:15pm (Pacific Time) | ONLINE

Decolonizing Spiritual/Faith-Based Exploration and Formation

Maij Mai

In this online CLGS Lavender Lunch Maij Mai, Coordinator of the CLGS Asian American/Pacific Islander Roundtable, explores what possibilities can exist when cultivating spiritual/faith-based exploration and formation spaces, particularly for marginalized communities whose experiences do not align with institutionalized faith-based spaces, communities, and traditions.

We will interrogate a variety of decolonial possibilities in this work together, using the first zine edition of the CLGS Asian American/Pacific Islander Roundtable as an experimental tool and example of what decolonial spiritual/faith-based exploration and formation can look like in practice.

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Tuesday, 11 October 2022 | 12:15pm (Pacific Time) | ONLINE

Reproductive Justice and Black Queer Bodies

Dr. Sylvia Rhue & Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow

Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow

Dr. Sylvia Rhue

In this online CLGS Lavender Lunch Dr. Sylvia Rhue and Rev. Dr. Roland Stringfellow, Coordinator of the CLGS African American Roundtable,  explore how, in this current intersectional moment, we can educate ourselves on the critical issue of reproductive justice and better advocate for reproductive justice for Black queer people.

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Tuesday, 8 November 2021 | 12:15pm (Pacific Time)

Queer Autobiography: We Were Gender Fluid Before We Even Knew What It Was

Dwayne Ratleff and William Martin

Dwayne Ratleff

In this online CLGS Lavender Lunch authors Dwayne Ratleff and William Martin read from their autobiographical novels Dancing To The Lyrics (Ratleff) and The Runaway Bus (Martin).

William Martin

Join in the conversation with these seasoned authors as they reflect upon – and dialogue about – the importance of sharing stories from their queer growing-up years. Also, discover how the telling of our stories can lead us to that “opposite other” we have always wanted to meet and yearned to know.

 

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Tuesday, 13 December 2021 | 12:15pm (Pacific Time) | ONLINE

In the Margins: A Transgender Man’s Journey with Scripture

Shannon TL Kearns

In this online CLGS Lavender Lunch Father Shannon Kearns explores ideas from his recently-published book In the Margins: A Transgender Man’s Journey with Scripture, which weaves together stories from Shannon’s life into reflections on well-known biblical narratives—such as Jacob wrestling with the divine, Rahab and the Israelite spies, Ezekiel and the dry bones, and the transfiguration of Jesus.

Join us as Shannon shares how these stories have helped him make sense of his own identity, and how those same stories can unlock the transformative power of faith for those willing to listen with an open mind and stand alongside him in the in-between.

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