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October 8, 2018, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
The 2nd Annual Behavioral Health Community Forum, presented in partnership by McLean County, the Town of Normal and the City of Bloomington, is a day for all community members to come together to focus on behavioral health. This day strives to reduce the stigma often associated with mental illness, substance use disorder, and other behavioral health topics, as we work as a community to improve the overall health of every single person. Sessions for all ages 12+ and attendance is free.
Parking provided by the Town of Normal in the garage adjacent to the Marriott. To register please visit: www.mcleancountyil.gov
October 8, 2018, 7:00 PM
In New York City, LGBTQ youth of color gather out on the Christopher Street Pier, practicing a performance-based artform, Ballroom, which was made famous in the early 1990s by Madonna’s music video “Vogue” and the documentary “Paris Is Burning.” Twenty-five years after these cultural touchstones, a new and very different generation of LGBTQ youth has formed an artistic activist subculture, named the Kiki Scene. NR / 94 min.The screening will be followed by Q&A with Gia Love.The Fall 2018 Ethnographic Film Series explores politics, folktales, challenges, and tolerance through film. Discussions organized by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology will follow several of the films. The series is co-sponsored by Latin American Latino/a Studies and MECCPAC—a Dean of Students Diversity Initiative.
The series is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology Liv Stone at 438-5850.