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WLA/WHS Scholarly Series: A Rocky Road: The Struggle for Rights in America – Dr. Kelly Marino

March 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


The Long Road Toward LGBTQ+ Rights and Equality in the United States – Dr. Kelly Marino, Sacred Heart University.

In the 16th year of collaboration between Wilton Library and Wilton Historical Society, the scholarly lecture series entitled “A Rocky Road: The Struggle for Rights in America” will focus on the history of the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement in the United States beginning in the mid-20th century.

Kelly Marino, Ph.D., a lecturer in the History Department of the College of Arts and Sciences at Sacred Heart University and Program Director of Women’s Studies, will discuss the transition from the homophile campaign to the gay liberation movement. She will talk about interconnections with other social and political campaigns in the 1960s and 70s, the activism and ideology of the movement, the culture of the sexual revolution, and the influence of key events such as Stonewall. Her discussion will help to provide context for current events making headlines today.

The moderator is Stephen Hudspeth. A reception will follow the talk. There is no charge to attend, but donations are welcome. Visit the Wilton Library website for additional dates, topic and speaker details, and registration. Registration is required for each individual session.


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