Saturday, October 2, 2010
Gallery Hop Night
Starts at 7pm
Music Starts at 7 pm
Book Presentations at 8 pm
“And They Were Wonderful Teachers: Florida’s Purge of Gay and Lesbian Teachers”
“Fit to Teach: Same-Sex Desire, Gender, and Schoolwork in the Twentieth Century”
Join us on Saturday, October 2 at the Stonewall Columbus Center on High, 1160 N. High Street, for An Evening of Books and Music as we welcome singer-songwriter BeJae Fleming and authors Karen Graves and Jackie Blount.
The innovative singer-songwriter-guitarist BeJae Fleming will perform at 7 pm, followed by book presentations at 8 pm.
Karen Graves, Professor of Education at Denison University, presents her important new book titled, “And They Were Wonderful Teachers: Florida’s Purge of Gay and Lesbian Teachers”, that explores a pivotal moment in the history of education when Florida legislators sought to rid the schools of lesbian and gay teachers. The book was recently named a 2010 AESA Critics’ Choice winner.
Introducing Ms. Graves will be Jackie Blount from OSU, author of “Fit to Teach: Same-Sex Desire, Gender, and Schoolwork in the Twentieth Century”. This book was awarded Honorable Mention, 2006 Outstanding Book Award by the History of Education Society as well as a 2005 Critics’ Choice Award presented by the American Educational Studies Association.