Roski Talks: Black Gay Mail


Virtual talk with 
Alan Bell, Ajamu X, Gregory Victorianne, and Ric Irick

Feb 4, 2pm

Reservations required here.

Please join USC Roski and USC American Studies and Ethnicity Department as well as the Department's Africana Research Cluster for Black Gay Mail, a panel with four seminal activist-cultural producers discussing the print media they created and circulated in the late 20th century.

Alan Bell (BLK/Gaysweek), Ajamu X (Wickers and Bullers/Blac), Gregory D. Victorianne (Buti Voxx), and Ric Irick (Malebox) will convene about:

  • The origins of their publications
  • How they utilized and accessed analog, printing, and/or digital technologies to create their print media
  • The aesthetic choices of the publications
  • The postal system as a site of activism, erotic exchanges, and/or interpersonal care

Note: The event is a Zoom meeting, not webinar. The meeting format enables the attendees and panelists to see one another. Having the camera on is of course optional for attendees.


The event is also co-sponsored by the ONE Archives at USC Libraries, Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies, Levan Institute for the Humanities, ASE's Race, Gender, Sexuality Research Cluster, and the Publicly Active Graduate Education Fellowship through Imagining America.