As conversations around who can marry, who should be allowed to live in this country, and the policies governing these areas of American life continue to be present in our media, how are conversations taking shape in diaspora communities? Come explore how queer diasporas navigate the issues of marriage equality and immigration reform that have taken center stage. What does same-sex marriage offer LGBTQ im/migrants? How is immigration reform an LGBTQ issue? Beyond marriage equality and immigration reform, how can LGBTQ rights be advanced as human rights globally?
Taking place in conjunction with the upcoming conference, “Remapping the Black Atlantic: Diaspora (Re)Writings of Race and Space”, where gendering and queering black diaspora identities will be one of the many topics explored, these community conversations aim to connect dialogue taking place in Chicago communities to each other and our diverse experiences.
Prudence Browne, Managing Editor of SOULS and Graduate Research Assistant at UIC, and Emmanuel Garcia, writer/visual artist/activist, will be joining us as our guest speakers on Wednesday, March 27, 6-7:30pm at the WBEZ North Side Bureau.
Join us for these facilitated discussions WBEZ’s Community Bureaus:
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Presented by WBEZ, the Center for Black Diaspora at DePaul University, and The Public Square – a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, this three-part series is taking place in conjunction with the international conference: “Remapping the Black Atlantic: Diaspora (Re)Writings of Race and Space” to be held at DePaul April 12-14, 2013. The conference is designed to provide a critical space to remap the Black Atlantic in light of changing discourses regarding African and Black Diaspora studies and related fields, taking into account history, contemporary contexts, location, movement, displacement, globalization, and migration. For program and registration, click here.
Free and open to the public. Reserve your spot here! For more information please call 312.422.5580.
If you need a sign interpreter or require other arrangements to fully participate, please call 312.422.5580. For parking locations near the facility, please visit ChicagoParkingMap.com.