Queer History Conference 2019
BE A PART OF HISTORY
Come to our inaugural Queer History Conference 2019 (QHC 19)!
Sunday, June 16, 2019
- 5:30pm - 7:00pm Opening Reception at Jolene's
Monday, June 17, 2019
- 8:00am Registration Opens
- 9:00am - 10:30am Keynote by Susan Stryker
- 10:45am - 12:15pm Panel Session 1
- 12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch provided by QHC 19
- 1:30pm - 3:00pm Panel Session 2
- 3:15pm - 4:45pm Panel Session 3
- 5:30pm - 7pm Reception at GLBT History Museum
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
- 9:00am - 10:30am Panel Session 4
- 10:45am - 12:15pm Panel Session 5
- 12:15pm - 1:15pm Lunch provided by Conference
- 1:30pm - 3:00pm Panel Session 6
- 3:15pm - 4:45pm Panel Session 7
- 5:30pm - 7:00pm Reception hosted by San Francisco Public Library History Center (Located at 100 Larkin St. San Francisco, CA 94102)
Session panels include topics such as Trans as a (Historical) Category, Reclamation & Resistance: The Making of Grassroots QTPOC Histories, The Queer 1960s in East Asia, Radical Queer Activism in the Bay Area 1969 - 1999, Beyond Biomedicine: Black and Latinx Response to the AIDS Pandemic and many more!
All conference speakers are required to become members of the Committee on LGBT History (Step #1) before registering for the conference (Step #2). Participants who are already members may skip directly to Step #2 and may also consider making a donation to the Committee on LGBT History and/or SFSU's Queer Ethnic Studies Scholarship. Conference attendees are welcome to join the Committee on LGBT History but are not required to do so; they should, however, register for the conference (Step #2). K-12 teachers who are earning CEUs at the conference are not required to become members of the Committee on LGBT History but are required to register for the conference and CEUs through the College of Extended Learning (Steps #2 and #3 respectively).
Registration will be a three step process.
1) Become a member of the Committe on LGBT History (Sliding Scale $10 - $40)
2) Register for the conference through the College of Extended Learning at SFSU here: https://commerce.cashnet.com/SFSUCEL
3) If you are a K-12 teacher and would like continuing education units for attending the conference, register for CEU's through the College of Extended Learning at SFSU. You can register for CEUs here: https://webapps.sfsu.edu/cel/courses. Course Number: ETHS 9000  Title: Queer History Conference.
Our campus is pretty accessible but if you've never been here before it can be confusing! Check out these pages and directions for getting to campus and around the City in the quickest and safest manner!
- Driving directions can be found here: https://parking.sfsu.edu/visitor-information/driving-directions
- Mass transportation directions can be found here: https://parking.sfsu.edu/transit
- Download an app for an on-demand transportation company such as Lyft and type in SFSU's address, 1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132
- Dorm rooms will be available to book for conference attendees, however you are required to pay in advance for the entire three-night stay, even if checking out early. Please check this page for how to book a single or shared room in the coming weeks.
- Hampton Inn - Daly City. You can check out their reviews and book a room here.
- Ocean Park Motel. You can check out their reviews and book a room here.
- El Camino Inn. You can check their reviews and book a room here.
- Hotels downtown or in the Castro are right along the M Line which stops right in front of campus. Sometimes they can be cheaper if you make a reservation during low-peak times. You can check their reviews and book a room here.
- There's a number of online accommodation sharing sites you can use such as VRBO and AirBNB. AirBNB does come with a lot of complicated ethical dilemmas due to their role in furthering gentrification. However, they offer cheaper alternatives. You can check their San Francisco listings here.
Getting Immersed in San Francisco
Exciting news! The conference is taking place during Pride month, which means there will be a bevy of fun options to choose from. We've outlined some options below.
- Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) Film Festival June 14 - June 16. An annual event celebrating original films by queer, trans, and nonbinary people of color. You can find more information about QWOCMAP and their annual festival here.
- Be sure to check out the Queer Cultural Center's Queer Arts Festival here.
- Jolene's a new queer and trans-owned bar in San Francisco. Check out their website here.
- The Castro, a historic district full of colorful characters, shops, and bars. Check out HiddenSF's and thegaytripper's guides to the Castro.
- Tenderloin, the iconic site of Compton's Cafeteria Riots and San Francisco's newest and world's first Transgender Cultural District, has no shortage of exciting things to check out.
- Or you can check out the SOMA district, one of San Francisco's oldest LGBT hot spots and leather scenes! Two of the best places to go are The Stud or The Eagle.
Eating Out and Hanging out
- If you're a foodie you'll want to take your time to do research before you arrive so check out sites like Eater SF, the eat and drink section of 7X7, or TableHopper. Yelp is also handy for reviews by amateur gourmandes and will tell you the best places to eat nearby if you have your location settings turned on.
- Go here: https://ethnicstudies.sfsu.edu/content/eating-out-city to see the Conference organizers' picks.
QHC 19 – Program Committee
Amy Sueyoshi, San Francisco State University, Co-Chair
Nick Syrett, University of Kansas, Co-Chair
Lexi Adsit, San Francisco State University, Conference Coordinator
Howard Chiang, University of California, Davis
René Esparza, Washington University in St. Louis
Will Kuby, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Amanda Littauer, Northern Illinois University
Kirsten Leng, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Víctor Macías-González, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
Jen Manion, Amherst College
Wendy Rouse, San José State University
Nikita Shepard, Columbia University
Yorick Smaal, Griffith University
T.J. Tallie, University of San Diego
Sarah Watkins, Independent Scholar
Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender History
GLBT Historical Society
Jamie and Phyllis Pasker Endowed Chair in History at San Francisco State University