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The George Washington Carver Free Your Mind Symposium is pulling out all the stops this year! Join us in the Boyd Vance Theatre on Tuesday, June 18 from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM for a conversation with public scholar, Dr. Marlon M. Bailey. Hear Dr. Marlon Bailey's thoughts on Sexual Politics and Ballroom facilitated by Dr. Lyndon K. Gill, Black studies professor at UT Austin.

Dr. Bailey is a Black queer theorist and critical/performance ethnographer who studies black LGBTQ cultural formations, sexual health, and HIV/AIDS prevention. In 2014, Dr. Bailey's book, "Bitch a Queens Up in Pumps: Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit won the Alan Bray Memorial Book Prize, and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Book Award in LGBT studies. He holds a PhD in African Diaspora Studies with a Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the Department of African American Studies and Gender and Women's Studies respectively from the University of California, Berkeley. 

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George Washington Carver Museum, Cultural and Genealogy Center
1165 Angelina Street
Austin, TX 78702
United States

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