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Join us for a mousse-de-maracujá dessert and informal conversation in Portuguese with faculty, staff and students

James N. Green, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Professor of Latin American History at Brown University, is an international renowned historian of modern Brazil as well as an activist and public intellectual. His books include Beyond Carnival: Male Homosexuality in Twentieth-century Brazil (Chicago UP, 1999), We Cannot Remain Silent: Opposition to the Brazilian Military Dictatorship in the United States (Duke UP, 2010) and Exile within Exiles: Herbert Daniel, Gay Brazilian Revolutionary (Duke UP, 2018).

This talk by nationally recognized sex educator and host of the podcast "Sex Out Loud" Tristan Taormino asks: How can we frame our bodies as intersection points to connect marginalized folks with different identities and agendas? How do we reclaim our bodies and sexualities to fuel both hot sexual expression and meaningful political work? How can some bodies use privilege to illuminate the margins and boost underrepresented voices?

In this talk, Dr. Klesse historically contextualizes feminist critiques of monogamy to highlight how recent feminist-queer critiques move away from focusing only on hetero-patriarchal marriage and romantic love, and instead shift attention to intersectional and structural power relations along the lines of race, gender, class, and sexuality.