Pride Films

Pride films available on Swank

June is Pride Month; celebrate with STC Library

A list of films for Pride Month: Woman on Fire, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Deep in Vogue, Moon Manor, and Wig.Celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride Month with some great films from Swank available to watch with your South Texas College account.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – Three transgender performers well known for their lavish costumes and lip-synching in Sydney travel across the Australian Outback in their ramshackle bus, “Priscilla,” on their way to a gig at a casino.

Angels in America – New York City, 1985. A gay couple’s relationship is rocked by the revelation that one has AIDS; a young man named Joe Pitts is offered a job by conservative icon Roy Cohn–who also learns he has AIDS.

Before Night Falls – Javier Bardem stars as Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas, whose political views and homosexuality landed him in jail under Castro’s repressive regime.

But I’m a Cheerleader – When her parents suspect that she’s a lesbian, a high-school student (Natasha Lyonne) is sent to a sexual-rehabilitation camp.

Deep in Vogue – Deep in Vogue celebrates the colorful, queer, emotional and political stories of Northern Vogue and its people. Synonymous with the black, gay ballrooms of 1980s New York this documentary asks why we need Vogue in Manchester now more than ever.

Do I Sound Gay? – A look at the stereotype of the “gay voice” examines its connotations in modern society.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post – Cameron, a high-school track athlete, is forced to attend a Christian gay conversion therapy center after her legal guardian discovers she is a lesbian. But Cameron finds camaraderie and solidarity with the other gay teens there and learns how to survive in an intolerant world.

Moon Manor – With advancing Alzheimer’s and a determination to do things his way, Jimmy’s decided to throw himself a fabulous FUNeral before his intentional death, showing his estranged brother, salt-of-the earth caretaker, sharp-witted death doula, a novice obituary writer, a cosmic being, and the guests at his FUNeral — that sometimes the art of living just may be the art of dying.

Moonlight – The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

Stonewall – A gay runaway in the 1960s finds a sympathetic community at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village. In time, harassment from the police galvanizes his political conscience.

Suited – A look at a tailoring company in Brooklyn that provides custom attire for LGBTQ clients features profiles of the owners and the diverse community they serve.

Tell It To The Bees – A female doctor pursues a romantic relationship with the mother of her young patient in 1950s Britain. The latter is evicted from her rural home; they all risk social ostracization when the doctor allows the two of them to live with her and her bee colonies.

Wig: A New York Drag Story – This feature documentary offers a vibrant cultural history of drag and the annual outdoor festival that came to epitomize it: Wigstock. Drawing on unfiltered access to some of New York’s most famed drag artists – tenured veterans and talented newcomers alike – Wig follows legendary drag queen Lady Bunny as she aims to resurrect Wigstock for a new generation.

Woman on Fire – Woman on Fire follows Brooke Guinan, the first openly transgender firefighter in New York City. A character-driven documentary, the film follows Brooke as she sets out to challenge perceptions of what it means to be transgender in America today.

 

June is Pride Month

June is Pride Month; celebrate with STC Library

In the United States, LGBTQIA+ Pride Month commemorates the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. Many events are held during June to recognize the impact LGBTQIA+ people have made on society.

Transgender 101 with Antonia Harter

Antonia HarterAntonia Harter presented Transgender 101 in the auditorium at Mid-Valley Campus on Tuesday, March 22nd at 10AM. Through a partnership with faculty member Jenny Chamberlain, STC Library was able to record the presentation for posterity. Antonia Harter has presented Transgender 101 for students, faculty, and the community at STC for over ten years. She has decided to retire the presentation this year, and so we were privileged to archive this influential and historic lecture.

We are excited to share the full presentation and Q&A session, now available on our YouTube page.

View the recording here: https://youtu.be/j5o8cgj71KA

Pride Resources

STC’s LGBTQIA+ Student Rights and Responsibilities – Resources for students. South Texas College is committed to providing support services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and + gender identities in our community. We believe that a campus environment that celebrates differences in sexuality, sexual identity and gender identity is beneficial to the entire community.

Resources and Support for LGBTQIA+ College Students – This resource is intended to be a welcoming guide for supporters to build bridges of understanding when someone they know comes out to them as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer.

Stonewall Forever – An online monument that explores LGBTQIA+ life before and after Stonewall.

Pride Talk with Jo Reyes-Boitel – STC’s 2021 Pride celebration featured a talk with local author Jo Reyes-Boitel about her work, being a queer woman, and how she established her voice as a writer. Includes readings from Michael + Josephine and mouth.

LGBTQIA+ Studies Resource Guide – A guide with resources from the Library of Congress. These collections tell the rich and diverse story of LGBTQIA+ life in America and around the world.

The Advocate – Established in 1967, the oldest continuing LGBTQIA+ publication in the United States. The website contains approximately thirty percent of the print issue online, updated daily.

Digital Transgender Archive – The purpose of the Digital Transgender Archive (DTA) is to increase the accessibility of transgender history by providing an online hub for digitized historical materials, born-digital materials, and information on archival holdings throughout the world.

In the Valley

RGV Pride “Mexi-Dogs” Fundraiser – June 4th at 11AM at VAC South Texas. Organized by RGV Pride.

Pride Month Movie Night – June 6th at 6PM at The Broken Sprocket. Organized by STEP: South Texas Equality Project and Planned Parenthood South Texas.

Rainbow Power Pride Night – June 9th at 6PM at the Landmark on Tower. Organized by STEP: South Texas Equality Project.

Pulse Vigil: RGV Memorial in Solidarity – June 12th at 6:30PM at Mount Calvary Christian Church. Organized by STEP: South Texas Equality Project.

RGV Pride Festival – June 25th from 12PM – 3AM in South Padre Island.

South Texas College gears up for its 14th Annual Ceramics Conference

South Texas College kicks off its 14th Annual South Texas Ceramic Showdown, “The Future is Fluid. Is Function Fixed?” with two days of demonstrations, art talks, a reception, and a month-long exhibit for the community.

The exhibit will be on view from June 6 to July 1, 2022, at the STC Pecan Campus Art Gallery. The gallery and ceramic studio are located at 3201 West Pecan Blvd., Building B in McAllen.

Schedule for the event is as follows:

Thursday, June 16, 2022—
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Clay Demonstrations at STC’s Ceramic Studio, B115
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Art Talk with Carla Hughes & Julian Rodriguez, STC Building B Gallery;
Art Talk Zoom registration: tinyurl.com/nha42xcd
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Exhibition Reception at STC Building B Gallery 

Friday, June 17, 2022—
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Clay Demonstrations at Ceramic Studio, B 115

The event will include a full display of ceramic work by esteemed local ceramicists Carla Hughes and Julian Rodriguez as well as ceramic work from nine universities and community colleges across the U.S. as well as ceramic work by STC and UTRGV students.

“We are excited to get the Ceramic Showdown up and running again…and a little nervous, too. It’s a bit like opening a kiln after some time off with the waiting and anticipation and patience and that repeating question: “What are we going to see,” said Chris Leonard, STC Ceramics Instructor and Ceramic Showdown Organizer. “What you put in isn’t always what you get out, and life and ceramics can be hard. But there are plenty of repeat customers of schools from in and outside of Texas sending student and faculty work. Texas A&M Kingsville drove their work down the first chance they had.”

The South Texas College Library Art Gallery Program organizes exhibitions and programs to engage students’ understanding of art and its role in culture, support academic curriculum, and inspire continued education through direct engagement with artists, scholars, and original works of art.

Participating institutions in the collaborative ceramic constructions include Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Lawrence University, Southeast Missouri State University, Texas A&M University – Kingsville, The University Of Texas – Rio Grande Valley, The University Of Texas – San Antonio, Mesa Community College, South Texas College, Tarrant County College.

“Our presenters, Carla Hughes, and Julian Rodriguez, are local heroes who have valuable experience to share,” Leonard said. “We here at STC should be receptive. We have had a very good year in the studio and have put together three-wall installations where folks had the chance to collaborate and work as a team with some independent freedom, too, in creating component parts. I hope we can generate a real, local buzz.”

About the artists:
Carla Hughes is a studio potter and sculptor living and working in Harlingen, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2013 from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She currently runs a studio and gallery in Downtown Harlingen where she creates original works, teaches workshops, and hosts regional artists.

Julian Rodriguez is a native of South Texas and has been a ceramist for decades. He received a B.A. from St. Edward’s University in 1994 and an MFA focusing on ceramics and sculpture from The University of Texas-Pan American in 2007. He is now a lecturer with the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Texas at Brownsville.

For more information contact Gina Otvos at (956) 872-3488, gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryartgallery/

Images of the ceramic pieces by Carla Hughes, Wall Sun #3 (left) & Julian Rodriguez, El Santo (right).

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Living Beyond Borders

Living Beyond Borders with Margarita Longoria

Living Beyond Borders

STC Library is thrilled to host local librarian and author Margarita Longoria for National Library Week! Join us for a discussion of libraries, books, publishing, and Margarita’s recent anthology Living Beyond Borders: Growing up Mexican in America

Margarita Longoria Living Beyond Borders is at once an eye-opening, heart-wrenching, and hopeful love letter from the Mexican American community to today’s young readers. A powerful exploration of what it means to be Mexican American.” – Penguin Random House

Join us on Zoom Webinar on April 7th at 6PM. To register, visit the link below.

Event Title: “Living Beyond Borders with Margarita Longoria”

Speaker: Margarita Longoria

Date: Thursday, April 7th, 2022

Time: 6PM – 7PM CST

Register here: https://southtexascollege.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZUo6oubMQwa-Kk6iSi4rIA

Project Management

Project Management with William Roper

Project Managment

IT project management involves planning, scheduling, execution, monitoring and reporting of IT projects. Learn from STC alumnus William Roper about this important part of the IT field.

Event Title: “Project Management”

Speaker: William Roper

Date: Thursday, March 24th 2022

Time: 6PM – 7PM CST

Register here: https://southtexascollege.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_R1vnC3mmT0uQKCunevwIWA