Are you Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and
Intersex (LGBTQI) and / or do you want to know more about how your
career can connect with the LGBTQI community? Want to understand more
about the intellectual, emotional and politics of LGBTQI issues?
City University are raising the stakes this year for LGBT History Month 2016 events. We are having both a networking event and a fun evening with key speakers on LGBTQI issues in the fields of law, business, arts and journalism followed by a Q+A and then a series of creative performances. The events are open to all City University staff and students and people not yet connected to the University who are interested in how pioneering Universities such as City are connecting to LGBTQI rights.
Speaking will be:
Michael Collins (Right to Remain) - has been involved in refugee and migrant rights since the late 90s, in various volunteer, activist and professional roles. He volunteered supporting unaccompanied children seeking asylum in the Dover area, and worked on housing and welfare rights at Scottish Refugee Council. He has been a coordinator at national human rights organisation Right to Remain since 2009, working initially on anti-deportation campaigns and now on supporting grassroots groups across the UK to help people, including many LGBT, fight for their rights in the immigration and asylum process and to campaign for change in the system.
Bilal Zenab Ahmed (Souciant Magazine) is a journalist and commentator on political affairs. She is an associate editor of Souciant Magazine, writes freelance, and is an MPhil/PhD student at SOAS, University of London. Her dissertation focuses on religious discourses of violence in the Pakistani province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
Mare Tralla (Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants [LGSM] / ACT UP LONDON) born in Tallinn 1967, Tralla employs and combines variety of media, from video, photography, performance and painting to interactive media. Her recent socially engaged performative projects deal with queer experiences, investigate issues of sustainability and economics. Her recent text contributions can be found at “re.act.feminism a performing archive”, eds. Bettina Knaup and Beatrice Ellen Stammer, Verlag für Moderne Kunst, Nürnberg, Live Art Development Agency, London 2014; ‘quite queer’ ed. Claudia Reiche, thealit Frauen.Kultur.Labor, Bremen 2014
Refreshments and nibbles will be provided. RSVP to Jenny Aster, Co-Chair LGBT City Staff Network - J.Aster@city.ac.uk or turn up on the night!
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When & where
6.00pm - 9.00pmWednesday 17th February 2016