Using interviews, photos and archival footage, Hand on the Pulse is the poignant story of Joan Nestle, political and sexual "bad girl."
Hand on the Pulse traces Joan's life; finding her community in Greenwich Village in the 1950's, celebrating the body in her writings and in her public readings in her black slip, having a lesbian archives in her home for 25 years, teaching students from colonized backgrounds, participating in the Black civil rights movement as a freedom rider, becoming a feminist, and helping to forge a new lesbian and gay consciousness through grass roots organizing.
Co-founder of the Lesbian Herstory Archives in New York City, Joan has made a significant contribution to our understanding of women's sexuality, gender issues, and the preservation of lesbian history and culture for the last half century.
Please arrive early as seating may be limited. Join us for the post-screening panel discussion, too! Panelists include Dr. Carol Queen, sex educator; Ellie Krnich, film chair of FemmeCon 2012; and more TBA.
Many thanks to our Community Partners!
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