Orfalea Center Thematic Research Cluster
Global Genders and Sexualities
Globalizing LGBTIQ+ activism during pandemic politics: A roundtable with MENA and Latin American activists on best practices during the COVID-19 pandemic
The roundtable will bring together a South-South conversation on urgent topics identified by activists in MENA and Latin America. Among the topics discussed, we suggest: the rise of global Evangelical conversative movements against sexuality and gender-based rights; global physical and online securitization against LGBTIQ+ activism; how to deal with burning out as activists under pandemic; strategies to carry on with activism under lockdowns.
The resulting roundtable will be a transcript of main ideas that could be published in Global-E, if activists allow it, but also in Spanish and Arabic in the networks of activists participating in the round table. Participants could come from grad seminars taught by faculty related to gender and sexuality studies.
Pending link: The webinar will be private, particularly due to security concerns in the MENA region, and will take place during the Spring Quarter (May 2021).