A show and tell style queer history event will be held at the Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand (LAGANZ) in Wellington this Saturday. A huge number of groups will take part, presenting their achievements, goals and activities to the community. There will also be a queer history panel discussion, presentations from the LAGANZ collections by curators Linda Evans and Roger Swanson, and a performance from culture group Tiwhanawhana. Te Papa staff will take part, to raise awareness about a set of panels in their collection originally from the Evergreen Café and made by Chrissie Witoko. They hope to generate discussion and gather information about the people in and stories associated with the panels. Te Papa will also showcase some of its collection items on a digital slide show. "Our hope is that show and tell will increase awareness within the community about the importance of their community groups' history, and also celebrate the diversity and contribution of groups to Wellington's rainbow scene,” says Chair of the LAGANZ Trust Kevin Haunui.
Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff
First published: Friday, 11th September 2015 - 8:46am
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