Professor Suzie Silver, with Hilary Harp, Presents at University of Pittsburgh Colloquium on Childhood

Professor Suzie Silver and Hilary Harp will present and talk about work from their ongoing project “Fairy Fantastic!” as well as their curated screening program “Over The Rainbow: Queer and Experimental Shorts for Kids of all Ages” at University of Pittsburgh’s “Playing With Childhood in the 21st Century” colloquium taking place on April 6 & 7.

The past decade has witnessed an array of new forms of public and global interest in marginalized children, whether the incredible rise in the visibility of lesbian, gay, and transgender children, the international migrations of refugee children from Latin America and the Syrian conflict, or the over-incarceration and detention in the United States of undocumented and African American children. In a moment when the marginality of childhood and the child’s function as a signal of futurity are being refigured by these global and historical events, “Playing With Childhood in the 21st Century” presents new ways of thinking that make sense of and respond to the complexity of their lives.

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