The Beth Zemsky Podcast: Episode 7

Commemorating Episode 100 of The Twin Cities Pride Podcast with Lisa Vecoli, Curator of The Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies at the University of Minnesota

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For this 7th episode, we celebrate two historic markers for the Twin Cities LGBT community… Ryan’s 100th episode of the Twin Cities Pride Podcast and the retirement of Lisa Vecoli, Curator of The Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies at the University of Minnesota. In this episode, we venture deep into the caverns below the University of Minnesota Anderson Library to tell the story of the vision, acts of love, and organizing that brought this archive, that documents and preserves LGBT culture and movement building, into being. Lisa and I also talk about the importance of archiving and other forms of cultural work as vital to decolonizing our imaginations and to supporting long-term social change.

We close the episode setting the stage for the next 6 episodes of this podcast by talking a bit about where we’ve been so far and where all of the deep intersectional movement energy in our country right now might be leading us.