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News Release
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Rice University to host 'An Evening with Mignon R. Moore'
Author, sociologist to discuss race, class, sexual orientation at Feb. 1 lecture 

HOUSTON – Author and sociologist Mignon Moore will discuss how gay identities, relationships and motherhood shape the lives of black women when Rice University hosts "An Evening with Mignon R. Moore" Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. 

What:     "An Evening with Mignon R. Moore."

When:         6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1. 

Where:   Room 100 in Rice University's Herring Hall, 6100 Main St. 

Moore is an associate professor of sociology at the University of California-Los Angeles and author of "Invisible Families: Gay Identities, Relationships and Motherhood Among Black Women.". A reception and book signing will follow the lecture. 

The event will be co-sponsored by Race Scholars at Rice, part of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Rice's Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality,  Rice's Department of Sociology, OutSmart magazine, KPFT's "Queer Voices" and the Houston Public Library.

For more information, visit To schedule an interview or obtain media credentials, contact Amy Hodges at 713-348-6777 or


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