Post graduate students, early career researchers, and members of the public are invited to join Fadzai Muparutsa (Regional advocacy officer, Coalition of African Lesbians), Jules Kim (Scarlet Alliance), and Stephen Lindsay Ross (Indigenous policy specialist) for a workshop dealing with the challenges and intersections of doing academic and policy work which addresses sexuality, sexual practice, gender identity and expression, ethnicity and culture in respectful and inclusive ways.
Participants are invited to either submit an idea for discussion, or to join the workshop as an audience member.
Fadzai Muparutsa is a Zimbabwean queer activist with over 10 years experience working in national Zimbabwean, African regional and international advocacy. She began her career as the gender programme manager for GALZ (Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe) the only national LGBT rights organization in Zimbabwe, and since 2010 is the International and Regional Advocacy Officer for the Coalition of African Lesbians(CAL) based in Johannesburg. Most recently, Fadzai has led the work of CAL at the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights, including the recent adoption of the first ever resolution on sexual orientation and gender identity, and the application that led to the granting of observer status fro CAL after a seven year campaign.
Jules Kim is the Migration Program Manager at the Scarlet Alliance, the Australian Sex Workers Association based in Redfern, Sydney. The Scarlet Alliance advocates for the legal, health, industrial and civil rights of sex workers through health promotion strategies, lobbying for legislative reform, engaging government and service providers to be better informed about the needs of sex workers as well as promoting the professional development of peer educators employed within their member organisations. The Scarlet Alliance also represents their members at national and international fora dealing with health, research human rights feminisms, community education and immigration.
Steven Lindsay Ross is a Wamba Wamba man with cultural and familial connections to the Gunditjmara, Mutthi Mutthi and Wirajduri peoples. He was worked in many positions in government including Indigenous water rights, arts coordination, local government, and policy and project management. He is also a published writer of policy articles, opinion pieces, essays and poetry including on growing up as a gay Aboriginal man in a regional community.
Short presentations of ideas and theoretical concerns (between 5-10 minutes) are invited from post-graduate and early career researchers from ANU. The organisers welcome ideas you are currently thinking through, and works in progress.
To present: Email Christina with a 200 word (max) biography and a 200 word abstract by
4 September 2015. Successful applicants will be notified by 10 September.
Audience members please also RSVP for catering.
The workshop offers participants from disciplines and area studies across the social sciences the opportunity to present new work and workshop ideas which deal with a variety of thematic categories, including but not limited to: