Lesbians in History
March 28, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the San Diego History Center
In celebration of Women’s History Month and in conjunction with our current exhibition on LGBTQ+ history, join us for a special presentation by SDSU professor emerita Bonnie Zimmerman. Using photos, drawings, painting, and other visual imagery, this presentation illustrates ways in which women in western cultures have expressed their love and desire for each other. Equally important, it shows how 20th and 21st century political movements have drawn upon images from the past to help create new identities and communities.
About the Presenter:
Bonnie Zimmerman is Emeritus Professor of Women’s Studies and Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs at San Diego State University, where she worked for 32 years. She developed and taught the first lesbian course there, and later co-founded the LGBT Studies program (now LGBTQ+ Studies). Among her books and articles are The Safe Sea of Women: Lesbian Fiction 1969-1989, The New Lesbian Studies, and Lesbian Histories and Cultures. Since retiring in 2010, she spends most of her time hanging out with her partner of 38 years, Berlene Rice.
BP/MC Employee: $5