Talk/discussion: LGBTI Rights in Uganda, March 21 in Manchester

// 12 March 2010

A Matter of Life and Death: LGBTI Rights in Uganda

Talk/discussion 2-4pm Sunday 21st March, LGBT Centre, 49-51 Sidney Street, Manchester (Behind 8th Day Co-op off Oxford Rd)

SMUG_group_photo.jpgDavid Kato, LGBTI activist from Uganda and member of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) will talk about his experiences as an activist in the context of recent legislation threatening the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality”, the campaign in Uganda to stop the new law as well as international efforts for decriminalisation. To be followed by questions/discussion. David is on a short tour of the UK and this is his only Manchester date.

David will be joined by Sokari Ekine, activist, writer, sometime TFW blogger and founder of Black Looks, a site documenting social justice issues in Africa and the diaspora with a focus on LGBTI rights, gender-based violence, militarism as well as literature and popular culture.

Delicious cheap food and cafe available from 12.30pm.

The event is free but voluntary contributions towards travel expenses of participants gratefully received. The venue is wheelchair accessible and all on the ground floor. If you have any queries please contact mikewupton@hotmail.com

This event is brought to you by Manchester Queer Reading Group. For more info or to hear about other events, subscribe to their mailing list

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