Venue: McMurtry Building, 355 Roth Way, Stanford main campus.
Speaker: Hilton Als, staff writer at The New Yorker, theatre critic and writer. His first book, “The Women,” a meditation on gender, race, and personal identity, was published in 1996, and was awarded the New York Association of Black Journalists' first prizes in both Magazine Critique/Review and Magazine Arts and Entertainment. He was awarded a Guggenheim for Creative Writing in 2000 and the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism for 2002-03. He has taught at Yale University, Wesleyan, and Smith College. He lives in New York City.
Description: 'Work Me Lord,' A lecture about AIDS and memory, particularly during the early nineteen-nineties in New York where the politics of certain gay bars were rife with social and racial segregation.