Texas Tech to Host Writer and Director Del Shores

Shores’ film, “A Very Sordid Wedding,” will be screened on Monday.

A Very Sordid Wedding

WHAT: The Texas Tech University Office of LGBTQIA, with support from the Women’s Studies Program, will host a screening of “A Very Sordid Wedding.” Following the screening, writer and director Dell Shores will host a Q&A session with the audience.

WHEN: 8:30 p.m. Monday (April 24)

WHERE: Matador Room, Student Union Building

EVENT: “A Very Sordid Wedding is the sequel to Dell Shores’ “Sordid Lives” and explores questions, bigotry and fallout of what happens when gay marriage comes to communities and families that are not ready to accept it.

Shores has written, directed and produced film, network and cable television and theater. He has won numerous awards from GLAAD, the NAACP, the Los Angeles Drama Critic’s Circle, Los Angeles Stage Alliance, Los Angeles Weekly and Backstage.

CONTACT: Jody Randall, administrator, Office of LGBTQIA, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-5433 or jody.randall@ttu.edu   

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Women's Studies Program

Started in 1981, the Women's Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that examines the cultural and social construction of gender, explores the history, experiences and contributions of women to society, and studies the influences of gender on the lives of women and men. The program emphasizes critical thinking across disciplines vital to success during and following formal education.

Texas Tech offers a minor in Women's Studies. Goals of the minor include helping students interpret concepts of gender and gendered identities in different social, cultural and political contexts.

The program is administered by the Director of Women's Studies. A minor in Women's Studies consists of 18 hours of courses as approved by the director.