LGBT-refugees: a critical perspective

Invitation for the Riek Stienstra lecture

Date: 6 June 2017
Time: 18.30 – 22.00
Location: Universiteit van Amsterdam, room REC C0.01, building REC C, Roetersstraat 11, Amsterdam

Join us on June 6th for the Riek Stienstra lecture on LGBTQI+ refugees. Key speakers include Hakeem (Uganda Gay on Move), who will talk about his experiences with the asylum procedure, and Nassr Eddine Errami, human rights activist and Queer Muslim theologian, who will speak about  pinkwashing of LGBTQ refugees and asylumseekers. An expert panel moderated by Amna Durrani will discuss current themes such as safety in refugee shelters, the asylum procedure, and homonationalism. Because of Ramadan, there will be food and drinks afterwards in ‘De Krater’. The lecture will be in English.

Many refugees are limited in their ability to travel because of financial barriers. Do you want to help someone out by covering their train ticket? Then please consider donating to Queer Welfare Foundation. Donations are welcome in this account: NL28ABNA0589184458, F.A.M. Joemmanbaks , under ‘Treinkaartje Riek Stienstra’.

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The Riek Stienstralezing is organised by Queer Welfare, Secret Garden, COC the Netherlands en VUmc, department of Medical Humanities.