Queering the Dream

Saturday 11 June 2022, 11:00am to Tuesday 21 June 2022, 4:00pm

Venue

Lancaster Priory, lancaster, Lancs

Open to

Public

Registration

Registration not required - just turn up

Ticket Price

Free to attend.

Event Details

An exhibition of paintings of revolutionary women from history and myth by leading LGBTQ+ artist and theologian, Rev. Dr Angela Yarber.

The exhibit explores how sixteen revolutionary women of colour from history and mythology inspired the artist’s own queer spiritual journey, beginning with the legalization of gay marriage by the Supreme Court and ending with a road trip through the American landscape in search of a revitalized “queer spirituality”.

From Vermont to Hawai’i, family, vocation, grief, and the beauty of the American landscape bear witness to the wanderings of a faithless clergywoman who rediscovers grace in the revolutionary women who paved the way. Their stories will embolden you, too, and if you follow in their wandering footsteps, you just may find your own subversive version of the American dream.

Rev. Dr Angela Yarber is the author, artist, and founding Executive Director of the Tehom Center, a non-profit teaching organization about revolutionary women through art, writing, academic courses, and retreats.

An ordained clergywoman, she holds a PhD in Art and Religion and has been both a Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, as well as a professor at multiple divinity schools.

Four of her eight books were listed in the Top LGBTQ Religion Books of their respective publication years. Her work has been featured on NPR’s Progressive Spirit, Ms. Magazine, Maya Angelou’s memorial celebration, and on the television show Tiny House Nation. Her recent memoir, Queering the American Dream, was featured in Forbes.

You can learn more about her work at The Tehom Center.

We are grateful to the Lancaster Friends for sponsoring this event.

Gallery

Contact Details

Name Azelina Flint
Email

a.flint@lancaster.ac.uk

Website

https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/english-literature-and-creative-writing/decolonising-womens-studies/