In our mission to enrich lives, Mid-Columbia Libraries partners with organizations and individuals to bring thought-provoking, timely, and culturally relevant topics of interest to our community. Lectures are free and open to the public.

Thu, Jun 16th 7:00pm
Typically held at bars and nightclubs, drag is a form of entertainment in which a performer uses clothing and makeup to impersonate a particular gender identity, usually of the opposite sex. Yet drag is so much more than nightclub entertainment—it provides community, instills self-confidence, and can even save lives. Join drag king performer Ceasar Hart and explore the history of drag culture and why it is so important for many in the LGBTQ+ community. Discover the impact of this art form, and how it can be used not only to raise awareness and advocate for LGBTQ+ acceptance, but also as a powerful vehicle for individual self-expression. Ceasar Hart (he/him) has been a drag king performer in the Pacific Northwest for over a decade. Alongside graduating recently from Washington State University with a bachelor’s degree in communications, he has produced his own drag shows in Grays Harbor and co-hosted stages for both Seattle Pride and Seattle PrideFest. Hart lives in Grays Harbor. This lecture is sponsored by Humanities WA, Columbia Basin College, PNNL, Franklin County Historical Society, Richland Public Library, and Benton County Museum.