Join alQaws Activist at SEX INTER/NATIONAL: Queer Rights Activists in Conversation, 28th June, Toronto
In an urgent and rare discussion on struggles for sexual liberation. You are invited to listen and participate in exploring questions on how queer communities are working for sexual rights, and against the pressures of homophobic nationalisms and heavy-handed gay internationalisms.
- How are Palestinian and Caribbean queer people negotiating their sexualities under difficult conditions?
- How are these struggles connected to histories of colonialism?
- What are the tensions that international queer solidarity efforts in Canada need to consider in supporting sexual rights work around the world?
*This event is presented as an alternative to the human rights talks originally scheduled at the same time and now cancelled due to the Pride Toronto censorship of the phrase "Israeli Apartheid." It is organized in cooperation with Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QuAIA), the Pride Coalition for Free Speech, the Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto, and Sexuality Studies, York University.
Haneen Maikey is director of al-Qaws, a nonprofit organization working for sexual and gender diversity in Palestinian society.
Colin Robinson co-founded Caribbean Pride, the oldest Caribbean GLBT entity outside the region, and CAISO (Coalition Advocating Inclusion of Sexual Orientation).
Andil Gosine is Coordinator of the Sexuality Studies program and an Associate Professor at York University.
Monday June 28, 7pm
FREE, no tickets required
This event is wheelchair accessible.
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