This year’s Social Justice Colloquium at CSU Monterey Bay examines lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, political organizing and the meaning of justice.

Social Justice Colloquium looks at LGBT issuesA panel of scholars, activists and students will discuss “Queer Justice: Past, Present, Future” at 6 p.m., April 14, in the University Center ballroom.

Panelists include:

• Glenne McElhinney, project director of Impact Stories, a statewide LGBT history project. Her first film, On These Shoulders We Stand, examines the history of the LGBT movement in Los Angeles. She is currently working on a series of documentaries about LGBT history of the 1960s and ’70s.

• David Reichard, professor in the Division of Humanities and Communication at CSUMB. Dr. Reichard is completing a book, Doing Unheard of Things: Gay and Lesbian Student Organizing on California College Campuses, 1967-1978.

• Steven Goings, also known by his faerie name Quazar, a queer spiritual activist. While a student at CSUMB, he co-founded the student club Out and About. That club is now known as CSUMB’s Pride Club.

• Axil Cricchio, an adjunct faculty member at CSUMB. His teaching and research interests include queer and trans politics and the intersection to race, class, gender and sexuality. He is writing a book, In the Middle of Me, documenting his own gender transition.

• Tev Sugarman, president and founder of the student organization, LGBT and Allied Advocates at CSUMB, is a sophomore majoring in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

• Christine Moreno, president of CSUMB’s Pride Club, is a Visual and Public Art major.

The Social Justice Colloquium, now in its 18th year, is an annual event featuring activists and scholars discussing timely questions of social and environmental justice.

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested and can be made by calling 582-3890.

The University Center is located on Sixth Avenue at B Street. For driving directions and a campus map, click here. Please note that a parking permit must be purchased from a machine on the lot or online

The Division of Social, Behavioral and Global Studies, the Division of Humanities and Communication and the Provost’s Office are sponsoring the event.

For more information or for disability accommodations, call Heather Wilde at 582-3890.