Long Table | An urgent question of survival at AGWA, 8 February 2020.
Focusing on epidemics, hardships, community, strength and survival of the local queer community, the invited panellists will discuss the context of 1980s and 1990s Perth and what we can take with us into today.
Invited speakers include Esther Montgomery Historian, author, advocate and LGBTQ+ social justice campaigner; Barbara Helena Hostalek Emerging playwright and spoken word poet Tim Brown, Manager, Connections Nightclub; Janet Carter, Artist and activist; Jo Darbyshire, Artist; Maxine Drake, Former WA AIDS Council; Brian Greig Former councillor and Democrats Senator and campaigner for LGBTIQA+ issues; Noemie Huttner-Koros, Artist; Gavin McGuren, Founding Member of Westside Observer; Mark Reid, Former WA AIDS Council, former People Living with AIDS (PLWA) board member and others, and Dunja Rmandić Acting AGWA Curator International Art.
What is the Long Table?
The Long Table discussion format borrows from the idea of a dinner table as a way of generating public conversation. Conceived in 2003 by Lois Weaver in response to the divided nature of conventional panel discussions, the Long Table allows voices to be heard equally and invites members of the public to join in.
Come listen, contribute, and celebrate the strength of the LGBTIQA+ community.