La liberación de gente LGBTQI en el Medio Oriente

Descripcíon
This workshop will expose the underground LGBTQI Liberation movements that currently exist across the Middle East. We will seek to explore the status of teh LGBTQI community across time and the vast mosaic of cultures that make up the region. We will also hear inspirational, harrowing and even triumphant personal stories of LGBTQI integration into the Middle East.
Workshop Information
Event Date: 
Thu, 06/24/2010 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Event Location: 
WSU Manoogian: 112
Full Description: 

The purpose of this workshop is to expose the underground LBGTQI Liberation movements that currently exist across the Middle East. We will seek to explore the cultural context of the status of the LGBTQI community across time and the vast mosaic of cultures that make up the region. After establishing a historical context, we will introduce participants to the stories of young people from across the region striving for acceptance. Some stories are harrowing and gut wrenching, while others are triumphant, but all are inspirational. The end goal is to engage the participants in supporting the cause of LGBTQI Liberation, and to connect them with outlets through which they can offer their support. We plan on having information available on how to connect with the offices of different Middle Eastern LGBTQI non-profits, and will offer material produced by StandWithUs which uses information collected by such organizations as Amnesty International for participants to walk away with so that they can better educate their own communities about the realities of the Middle East.

Organizer Name: 
Brett Cohen
Organizer Email: 
brett.cohen@standwithus.com
First Sponsoring Organization Name: 
StandWithUs
Language(s): 
English
Tracks: 
Democracy and Governance
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