Date(s) - 02/12/2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gerber/Hart Library and Archives
The panel discussion is in conjunction with the Lavender Women and Killer Dykes exhibit. Panel members will be Pat McCombs (Executive Sweet), Linda Bubon (Women & Children First), Kathy Munzer (Mountain Moving Coffeehouse), and Mona Noriega (LLENA & Amigas Latinas). Tracy Baim (publisher of Chicago Reader) will moderate the discussion. The exhibit runs through March 2020. This event and exhibit is cosponsored by the Chicago Women’s History Center.
Pat McCombs co-founded Executive Sweet, a traveling party for women of color, in 1980. Pat fought against discrimination in Chicago’s lesbian bars in the 1970s and ran the Womyn of Color tent at the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival for over 30 years.
Linda Bubon has been active in Chicago’s feminist community since the 1970s, co-founding Women & Children First, now one of the largest feminist bookstores in the country, in 1979.
Kathy Munzer has been an active feminist in Chicago since the 1970s. After coming out in 1978, she joined Mountain Moving Coffeehouse Collective in 1981, serving as a collective member and co-producer for 24 years.
Mona Noriega has been an activist in Chicago since the 1970s, fighting especially for Latina lesbians as a member of LLENA (Latina Lesbians en Nuestro Ambiente/Latina Lesbians in Our Space) and co-founder of Amigas Latinas.
Moderator Tracy Baim has worked as a journalist in Chicago since 1984. She is an author and activist and is currently the publisher of the Chicago Reader. (Photo by GlitterGuts)