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Event: Queer Politics, AIDS, Reproductive Rights History


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act up protestOn Sunday, June 18, at 1 pm at the Oneida Community Mansion House, 170 Kenwood Ave., Oneida, historian and author Tamar Carroll and Mansion House curator Molly Jessup will lead a discussion entitled ‘It Saved My Life:’ AIDS & Reproductive Rights Activism in the Creation of Queer Politics.

The discussion will focus on AIDS and women’s health activists in New York City during the late 1980s and early 1990s. In the face of official silence and avoidance, members of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP New York) and of the Women’s Health Action Mobilization (WHAM!) joined together to advocate awareness and a public health response to the HIV epidemic and for the right to health care. Carroll’s extensive interviews with some of those activists formed the basis for her book, Mobilizing New York: AIDS, Antipoverty, and Feminist Activism. Continue reading

12th U.S. Infantry Hosts Civil War Weekend in Peterboro


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nurses skirmish 2016The 12th Regiment U.S. Infantry Co. A (reenacting) and the Civil War Heritage Foundation will host the 25th Annual Peterboro Civil War Weekend from June 9 to 11. The 12th was first organized in 1798 and disbanded in 1800, raised again in 1812 and for the Mexican War. The regiment portrayed by the reenacting unit was organized by direction of President Lincoln on May 4, 1861. The 12th Infantry is still active.

As in many years past, “The 12th” (reenacting) will be encamped on the western half acre of the Peterboro Green and will be joined by several other military re-enacting units. The field is under the command of Captain Neil MacMillan. “The 12th ” participates in both local and national events as members of the U.S. Continue reading

Soldiers, Sailors, and Colonists: New Netherland Institute’s 30th Annual Meeting


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new netherland instituteThe trustees of the New Netherland Institute has invited the public to the Institute’s 30th Annual Meeting on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the University Club in Albany from 5 to 7:30 pm.

Both members of NNI and non-members are welcome to attend the reception, business meeting, and program. The program will feature a talk by Dr. Deborah Hamer, postdoctoral fellow at the Omohundro Institute and a historian of the Dutch Atlantic world, titled “Soldiers, Sailors, and Colonists: The Popular Cultures of New Netherland and the Dutch Atlantic World.” Continue reading