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Fellow Travelers: The Wisconsin Dimension

Meeting Room 302
Sunday, Jan 19, 3:00pm to 4:30pm

The opera Fellow Travelers is set during the Lavender Scare, the period in the 1950s when, as part of the McCarthy-era Communist witch hunts, the U.S. government was searching for and firing employees suspected of being gay or lesbian.

Join us for a discussion of how the Lavender Scare and its fallout was felt in Wisconsin, led by Richard Wagner, activist and author of We’ve Been Here All Along: Wisconsin’s Early Gay History, and Susan Zaeske, a UW-Madison campus leader in the arts and humanities who has taught an experiential-learning course on LGBTQ history.

Madison Opera's performance of Fellow Travelers will be featured February 7 thru 9 at the Overture Center.