Wed, Mar 04 | Althea Center for Engaged Spirituality

First Wednesday Diversity Dialogues: First History of Women Loving Women in Colorado

This program will focus on the history of women loving women in Colorado, with an overview of what we know so far.
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First Wednesday Diversity Dialogues: First History of Women Loving Women in Colorado

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Mar 04, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Althea Center for Engaged Spirituality, 1400 N Williams St, Denver, CO 80218, USA

About the Event

The Tea Shook History Committee: Establishing the First History of Women Loving Women in Colorado 

Guest Speaker:  David Duffield 

This program will focus on the history of women loving women in Colorado, with an overview of what we know so far. 2020 marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution establishing a woman’s right to vote/Women’s Suffrage and Women’s History Month is celebrated in March, so let’s see what this looks like today … let’s tell some of the stories with a Colorado backdrop and from an LGBTQ perspective! 

David says: “With the Colorado LGBTQ History Project, we have realized enough resources to put together the first history, from Denver’s beginning to the present, of women loving women. Our work focuses on three periods: 1870–1920, 1920–1970, and 1970–2020.  Within each period there are stories of women loving women and from all walks of life. Our goal is put these stories in perspective via a document, and to organize the story. What we know now is not as great as what we still do not know, but with this work, we will help put it all together.”              

This is history you’ll find nowhere else! 

David Duffield

David Duffield is the co-creator and coordinator of the Colorado LGBTQ History Project with the Center on Colfax. Born and raised in Denver, he created the history project after going through the civil union's battles in 2013. This project focuses on gathering oral histories, putting archival documents in libraries, education, and networking.  

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