Panel Discussion

Friday, November 18, 2011
The Air We Breathe - Marriage Equality: A Status Update The Air We Breathe - Marriage Equality: A Status Update

Date + Time

Friday, November 18, 2011
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Phyllis Wattis Theater


Since 1995 SFMOMA has presented annual lectures and major symposia thanks to the support of the Phyllis C. Wattis Distinguished Lecture Series fund. This year we present three forum-style events that will bring together cultural producers, scholars, activists, and educators in discussion around some of our most urgent issues in public life.

The Air We Breathe goes "live" with this special symposium devoted to the subject of marriage equality and offers a status update on the issue. Taking a tactical approach, participants pair up to discuss electoral politics, law, and media. A public reception follows the program.


Paul Boneberg, executive director, GLBT Historical Society
Cleve Jones, GLBT and AIDS activist and founder, NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt
Jennifer C. Pizer, legal director and Arnold D. Kassoy Senior Scholar of Law, The Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy, UCLA School of Law
Andrea Shorter, marriage and coalitions director, Equality California
Camilla Taylor, marriage project director, Midwest Regional Office, Lambda Legal
Thomas Watson, chair, Love Honor Cherish

Admission + Ticketing

Free and open to the public. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Image: Martha Colburn, Untitled, 2011; courtesy the artist; © Martha Colburn