Thinking Queer Activism Transnationally | Schedule | Panelist Bios

Thinking Queer Activism Transnationally

Friday April 11, 2014


CAS Gallery / Wesley Foundation
1210 Stanford Dr.

Coral Gables, FL 33146
Map to CAS Gallery

Free & Open to the Public


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8:30 - 9:00 am Continental Breakfast 
9:00 - 9:30 am Opening Remarks
9:30 - 11:00 am

Panel I: Hybridity, Flexibility, and Organizing: Postcolonial Strategies

Ruth Vanita: Acknowledging Mutual Influence: India & the West
Maurice Tomlinson: Rights, Wrongs and Right Responses: A Jamaican Perspective on LGBT Advocacy

11:00 - 11:30 am Coffee Break
11:30 - 1:00 pm

Panel II: New Forms of Protest: Queer Youth, Queer Regions

Paul Amar: Ultra-Children, Queer Publics and Vandal Generations?:  Moral Panic, Security States, and New Protest Politics in Today’s Cairo  and Rio de Janeiro
Rafael de la Dehesa: Refracted Modernities and Global Queers: Stories of Sexual Rights Advocacy in Brazil

1:00 - 2:30 pm Lunch
2:30 – 4:00 pm

Panel III: Homonationalisms and Their Dissenting Others: Queer Statelessness

Dean Spade: Queer Politics and Normalization
Raquel (Lucas) Platero Méndez: Naming as the 'locus' of trans*national struggle

4:00 - 4:30 pm Coffee Break
4:30 - 6:00 pm

Panel IV: Counter-narratives: Taking on “Tradition” and “Religion”

Kenyon Farrow: Colonial Mentality or Transnational Allies? Notes on Global Solidarity with LGBTQ Africans
Graeme Reid:  Traditional Values versus Human Rights: A false dichotomy

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Closing Reception


Queer Youth Activism
Follow-Up Conversation

Saturday April 12, 2014
10:00am - 11:30am

Student Activities Center
Third Floor, Activities Room North
Brunch provided
Parking Map

Free & Open to the Public

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