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Sex and the CitySex and the City Schedule
A lecture series that explores the complexity of urban sexual mores and practices. Includes both contemporary and historical viewpoints. Free to the public. Poster by Estelle Carol of the CWLU Herstory Project. Click on the picture to see the larger image.

Sex Work and the City
This provocative panel explores sex work, past and present, in cities across America, including "white slavery," African-American prostitutes, "prostitution-free zones," and gay male sex workers.

Panelists include:

  • Cynthia Blair, History, UIC
  • Gretchen Soderlund, Communications, UIC
  • Lisa Sanchez, Criminal Justice, UIC
  • Thomas Dunning and Raj Balasubramanian,
    Howard Brown Health Center

Tuesday, February 13, 3:00 pm
African American Cultural Center
Room 207, Addams Hal

Across Racial Divides
Migrant Men, Sex, and Law in California and British Columbia, 1910–1930
Nayan Shah, History,
University of California at San Diego
Wednesday, March 21, 12:00 pm
White Oak Room, Chicago Circle Center

Women on the town
Sexual Geography in Modern Cities
Christine Stansell,
History, Princeton University
Friday, March 30, 2:00 pm
Cardinal Room, Chicago Circle Center

Workhouse Nights
Homelessness and Homosexuality in Victorian London
Seth Koven,
History, Villanova University
Thursday, April 19, 3:00 pm
Room 509–510, Chicago Circle Center

Sponsored by: the UIC Gender and Women’s Studies Program, in conjunction with the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues; the Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns; the Chicago Seminar; and the Great Cities Institute.

All events are FREE and open to the public. For details, call 312-996-2441,
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