2024 Episode 2: Mo Valencia

Forgotten Minorities: The Stonewall Riots Led by People of Color

This episode features a conversation with Mo Valencia, a final year undergraduate student on the BA (Hons) Illustration course at Cardiff School of Art & Design, about their final year research which aims to shine a light on important LGBT+ activists whose narratives have been lost through the whitewashing of historical events.

In conversation with Mo are Dr Leanne Freeman and Emma Smith.

You can find out more about Mo’s work via www.outlawsforequality.wordpress.com

If you would like to follow up on some of the ideas discussed in this episode you may find the following resources interesting:

  • Fitzgerald, K,J. (2017) ‘Understanding Racialized Homophobic and Transphobic Violence’, in Violence against black bodies: An intersectional analysis of how black lives continue to matter. New York, New York: Routledge.
  • Gulliver, R. et al. (2021) The psychology of effective activism. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
  • Pettigrew, T.F., Tropp, L.R., Wagner, U. and Christ, O. (2011) Recent advances in intergroup contact theory. International journal of intercultural relations, 35(3), pp.271-280. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijintrel.2011.03.001
  • Stein, M. (2019) The Stonewall riots: A documentary history. New York: New York University Press.
  • Wilchins, R.A. (2004) Queer theory, gender theory: An instant primer. Los Angeles, California: Alyson Books.

You can view some images of Mo’s work in the images below:

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