UM to host talk by lesbian folk artist Phranc

By |2018-01-16T17:44:46-05:00February 5th, 2009|News|

On Feb. 10 from 4-5:30 p.m., the University of Michigan Institute of Research on Women and Gender is presenting the lecture “Phranc and the Art of the Cardboard Cobbler.” The event will feature self-professed “all-American, Jewish, lesbian folksinger” Phranc, speaking about her work as a folk singer, as well as her performance art.
Phranc got her start in the late ’70s punk rock movement with the bands Nervous Gender and Catholic Discipline and has been making music ever since, though now as a solo act.
The event is co-sponsored by Communication Studies, the Spectrum Center, Arts at Michigan, the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, the Horace Rackham Graduate School and the School of Art & Design. It is part of the LGQRI series, which focuses on topics and issues in the LGBT community.
For more information on Phranc, visit her Web site at
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