Due to a combination of technical issues and unexpectedly large crowds in the pavilion on Polk Place, we ended up cancelling our August meeting for LMCC. However, we now have plans for our upcoming September meeting!
Our September meeting will take place on Wednesday, September 29 at 5:30pm est and will be virtual! Polk Place has poor wifi, nowhere to plug in, and has been either far too loud and crowded or far too quiet (in which we would be rude to host an enthusiastic discussion in the midst of dozens of quiet students). Although we miss our home in the HHIVE Lab, we have decided to hold all of our meetings this semester virtually via Zoom. This should allow people to attend who either can’t make it to campus during our meeting times or feel unsafe meeting inside.
All of our meetings for the rest of this semester will take place at 5:30pm est on the last Wednesday of each month. For all of our meetings for the rest of this semester, we will be meeting virtually using the same Zoom link from the past few semesters: https://unc.zoom.us/j/99228197675. If you have trouble with the Zoom link, please email either of us directly. If any of these plans change for any meetings this semester, we will post updates regarding those changes.
With participants’ permission, we plan to record all of our virtual meetings, to be shared only with members of LMCC. So if you miss a meeting, be sure to check out the recordings, which will be posted here, where you can also check out recordings from our meetings from Fall 2020 and Spring 2021!
For this meeting, we’ll be discussing American Eugenics: Race, Queer Anatomy, and the Science of Nationalism by Nancy Ordover (2003), which is the text we originally planned to discuss for our August meeting. Specifically, we’d like everyone to read the Introduction and a single chapter of your choice. The introduction is available on the “Readings” page of the LMCC website. You can access the full text of the book and download a specific additional chapter through the UNC Libraries. If you run into issues accessing the reading, just let us know (see our email addresses on the Home page of this site).
We hope to see you all virtually for our September meeting for a rousing discussion of Ordover’s text!