The Banner Project Pops Up at UH Libraries

The Banner Project

The Banner Project

Visitors to the MD Anderson Library this week will notice a suite of banners displayed in the atrium. The Banner Project, created by Houston activist Sara Fernandez, is a type of pop-up exhibit that features pivotal points in Houston’s LGBT history from the 1930s to present day.

The thirty-seven banners bring a vibrant visual aspect to the individuals, events, and milestones of the LGBT community. Vince Lee, UH Special Collections archivist, hopes “the visuals from the banners will generate discussion, reflection, and awareness across campus and in the community.”

In tandem with LGBT History Month, The Banner Project will be on display at the MD Anderson Library through October 11, which is National Coming Out Day. Fernandez will visit the Libraries to answer questions about the project, and Lorraine Schroeder of the UH LGBTQ Resource Center will also be on hand with information that day.

Related: OutSmart article “The Banner Project: Teaching Local LGBT History in a Fast-Paced Society”

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Posted on October 6th, 2016 by Esmeralda Fisher and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on The Banner Project Pops Up at UH Libraries