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We're Here: Queer Artists Celebrate Pride through Art, Music, and Protest

This is a past event.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 4:00pm

Virtual Event

With LGBTQ+ Pride Month coming to a close, we thought we would pause to reflect on the purpose of Pride, to think about the unique mix of celebration and advocacy that characterizes both the history and present of Pride events, and to explore how art, music, poetry, and performance reflect and shape the experiences and subjectivities of those who participate in Pride. 

So, the Center for Humanities in an Urban Environment has partnered with FIU’s Office of Engagement to curate a special event, “We’re Here: Queer Artists Celebrate Pride through Art, Music, and Protest.” 

On 7 July, join award-winning author Julie Wade (FIU), Milk from RuPaul’s Drag Race, international pop singer Vincint, and historic presidential inaugural poet Richard Blanco at 4pm EST/1pm PST. 

To celebrate with us, visit HTTPS://GO.FIU.EDU/WEAREHERE2021 or watch our Live Simulcast on Facebook (@centerforhumanitiesFIU)

"Art is My Ally"
Julie Wade, Florida International University 

“Drag as Celebration and Protest”
Milk, Drag Performer and Advocate 

“Cultural Sexuality: Being Cuban and Queer”
Richard Blanco, Florida International University 

“I’ll Save Myself” 
Vincint, Recording Artist 

Statement of Free Expression

FIU endorses the Florida Board of Governors' Statement of Free Expression to support and encourage full and open discourse and the robust exchange of ideas and perspectives on our campuses. In addition to supporting this legal right, we view this as an integral part of our ability to deliver a high-quality academic experience for our students, engage in meaningful and productive research, and provide valuable public service. This includes fostering civil and open dialogue in support of critical thinking in and out of the classroom, including events hosted by the university.