History Nebraska is Celebrating Pride Month by hosting a free, in-person history event on Thursday, June 17 on Centennial Mall between Q and P. We’ll combine the past, the present, an artist, a moderator and a surprise object from the collections. Together, these make a for an interesting, new conversation for looking at history.
Celebrating Pride Month presenters include …
Barbara DiBernard on former UNL professor Louis Crompton, a gay civil rights activists who introduced one of the nation’s first gay studies classes at UNL.
Eli Rigatuso on the status of Two Spirit in traditional Native American culture and what was almost lost due to forced assimilation and colonization.
Music and live composition by Lincoln based musician Jonathan Leach.
Moderated by Tami Lewis-Ahrendt, founding member of Star City Pride and this year’s parade co-Grand Marshall
Bring your own lawn chair to enjoy food trucks, live music, LGBTQIA+ history and great conversation. To register, visit https://history.nebraska.gov/events/history-cafe-celebrating-pride-month
Food Trucks will include Safeen’s Food and Corner Kitchen