The offices of Women and Gender Studies, LGBTQ Resources, African and
African American Studies, the Folklore Department, the Office of International
Programs and Services are co-sponsoring a film screening and panel discussion
on Monday, March 18, 4:30-7 p.m. in the JC Cinema. Getting Out, produced by
the Refugee Law Project at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, explores
the reality that for some LGBTI Africans, “coming out” is not an option. Before
they can “come out,” they first have to “get out.” This means not only finding a
way to escape the political forces promoting homophobia at home, but also
confronting the hypocrisies and failings of asylum systems around the world.
Filmed in Uganda, South Africa, Geneva, and London, Getting Out depicts the
stories of five individuals navigating their way through this complex issue. The
film screening will be followed by a panel discussion on transnational sexualities
and human rights featuring two top scholars in the field, Dr. Amy Shuman,
author of Rejecting Refugees: Political Asylum in the 21st Century, and Dr.
Wendy Hesford, author of Spectacular Rhetorics: Human Rights, Visions,
Recognitions, Feminisms. Reception will follow the event. Attached you will find
an event flyer that you can forward to your students. If you have any questions
about the event, please email Marisa Allison at [log in to unmask]
All are welcome!