Apartheid Then and Now: Queer Struggles, Queer Solidarities

June 12, 2014

A panel discussion on the possibilities and challenges of queer solidarity.

Prabha Khosla
Sara Matthews
Ghaida Moussa
Phumi Mtetwa

Moderator: Natalie Kouri-Towe
Updates: Tim McCaskell

Date: Tuesday 24 June, 7pm
Location: Tecumseh Auditorium, Ryerson Student Centre, 55 Gould Street, Toronto
Accessibility: This event is held in a wheelchair accessible building and space.
ASL is available upon request by emailing quaia.toronto@gmail.com by Friday 20 June.
Please avoid using scented products and perfumes.
Free Event: No tickets needed.

Special Thanks to the Ryerson Student Union.

Speaker Bios:
Prabha Khosla is an urban planner who focuses on women’s rights. She was involved in southern Africa solidarity from 1976-1990. Solidarity work led her to South Africa, the Occupied Territories and the liberated areas of Eritrea, as well as to live and work in socialist Mozambique. She is currently writing a booklet on trade union support for LGBT rights.

Sara Matthews is an Associate Professor in the Department of Global Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research and political work is interdisciplinary and considers the dynamics of violence, war and social reparation in the global context. She was involved with QuAIA from 2011 to 2013 and her teaching at WLU draws on cultures of global activism.

Ghaida Moussa is a scholar, educator, and deejay. Completing a Ph.D. in Social and Political Thought at York University, Ghaida has also co-edited Min Fami: Arab Feminist Reflections on Identity, Space and Resistance.

Phumi Mtetwa was a youth anti-apartheid activist in the 1980s in South Africa and has been actively involved in LGBT organising since the early 90s in both South Africa and internationally, including a collective calling for the Return of Africa: http://mayibuyepledge.org/