Wednesday, September 26 - 7:00 p.m.
Civil Dialogue ®
Civil Dialogue (CD) is a structured format for public dialogue that provides a tool to build bridges across the chasm of public viewpoints.
Special Program Note
This event falls on Yom Kippur and we regret this conflict in scheduling. Professor Román's schedule at ASU is quite tight and this was the only night we were able to bring him to The Empty Space to respond to Civil Dialogue. If you are interested, there are other public events scheduled during his visit:
Tuesday, Sept. 25: Public Lecture with Institute for Humanities Research (IHR) from noon-1:30 p.m.
and Friday, Sept. 28: Colloquium presentation from noon-2 p.m.
Wednesday, September 26th
Performing at the Intersections of Race, Gender and Queer Politics
The evening includes performances by Dwayne Holmes, Tania Katan, and Kimberlee Pérez. Performances will be followed by a round of Civil Dialogue to allow the audience to discuss the content of these performances.
David Román - Special Guest
Professor of English and American Studies and Ethnicity
Dornsife Faculty Fellow
Summary Statement of Research InterestsProfessor Román's research focuses on theatre and performance studies, with an emphasis on contemporary US culture; American studies, with an emphasis on race, sexuality, and the performing arts; Latina/o studies with an emphasis on popular culture; and queer studies with an emphasis on archival practices, subcultural histories, and artistic production, primarily in twentieth century America. He has written and edited books about AIDS and the arts, Latino studies, and contemporary US culture and performance. His current projects include a book on the racial politics of American theatre in the 1940s; a study of the memoirs of pre-Stonewall gay and lesbian activists; and a historical project on AIDS and cultural production in the 1980s and early 1990s.