Brighton LGBTIQ+ History Club, organised by Marlborough Productions and Queer in Brighton, is to return for an evening of conversation with Sue Lemos and Veronica McKenzie over Zoom on Sunday, April 18 from 6pm. Event is FREE but registration is required by CLICKING HERE.
Sue Lemos is a PhD student in the Department of History at the University of Warwick. Her research uses oral history and community archives to historicise queer Black community spaces and politics in late 20th century Britain. She was awarded the departmental ‘MA Dissertation Prize’ for her study on the Black Lesbian and Gay Centre in London, from 1985-1995. Recently she contributed to the Haringey Vanguard, a community project on BAME LGBTQ+ history. In queer/disrupt she co-organises events on queer topics and in the Warwick Black Studies Reading Group she co-convenes a space for critical engagement with Black intellectual production.
Veronica McKenzie, whose talk is titled A Timeline of our Dissent. How Black Queer communities Impacted the Struggle for LGBTQ+ Rights, is a writer, director and budding historian, with work including UNDER YOUR NOSE (2017) about UK black LGBTQ+ history, FINDING HOME about LGBTQ+ asylum seekers, and MONICA LOOSE ON A CRUISE, which was a BFI Flare 2019 selection. Veronica produced and directed debut feature NINE NIGHTS which won the Pan African Film Festival Narrative Feature Director Award 2019 and is currently on Amazon. Veronica is currently working with the London Metropolitan Archives on Haringey Vanguard, a BAME LGBTQ+ history project.
The event, which is totally FREE (but donations welcome), will be taking place on Zoom. Upon booking you will receive your Zoom link, which you will be able to use on the night. Organisers will also be sending you some goodies in the post, so please make sure you provide your full address when booking.
The event will be live captioned. If you have any access needs, or require any help with Zoom, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the organisers.
To register CLICK HERE