UMMA: Cold Weather Hot Takes: We Heard Ann Arbor Used To Be Cooler

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Monday, Feb. 22, 12:30 p.m. Zoom Event

Jacob Gorski from the Ann Arbor District Library and Sean Kramer from UMMA chat about their discoveries while digging into Ann Arbor’s queer history for their respective projects, the AADL podcast, The Gayest Generation, and the UMMA exhibition, Oh, honey… A queer reading of the collection. Jacob, a transplant from Saginaw, Michigan, and Sean, a native of middle-of-nowhere Kansas, have both lived in Ann Arbor for several years now and both had expectations about what they heard was a hip, artsy college town where coffee shops, bookstores, bars, and restaurants abound.

They’ll discuss their earliest encounters with Ann Arbor—from walking to the food co-op to Google searching “gay bar near me”—and how their perceptions have changed over the years just as the city has. Audience members are invited to share their own hot takes on Ann Arbor’s past and present.