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Monday, September 22, 2014

Myanmar’s Sexual Minority Rights Movement and the Cultural Processes of Translating and Mobilizing Human Rights

Lecture | September 22 | 4-5:15 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Ave

Lynette J. Chua, National University of Singapore

Center for the Study of Law and Society

This paper draws from fieldwork in Myanmar and Thailand to examine how human rights matter to a sexual minority rights movement that is emerging in Myanmar as the country undergoes political transition. Building on the cultural study of human rights, it analyzes how activists collectively disseminate and mobilize the ideas and practices of human rights in a state known for its violation of human...   More >

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Smells (and Looks) Like Multiculturalism: The Affective Management of Pakistani Muslim Women in Diasporic Toronto

Lecture | September 24 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall

Lalaie Ameeriar, Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellow

Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Based on 24 months of fieldwork in Pakistan and Canada with Pakistani women who migrated for work, this talk examines the politics of multiculturalism and the construction of the "sanitized body." Dr. Lalaie Ameeriar found two contradictory strains of multicultural practice in Canada: on the one hand, the erasure of "difference" with regard to immigrant laboring bodies, on the other, the...   More >

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Film Screening: Cheryl Dunye's Mommy is Coming

Film - Feature | September 25 | 6 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

Cheryl Dunye

Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Mommy is Coming (US-Germany, 2012, 64 minutes) is the most recent feature-length film by internationally renowned filmmaker Cheryl Dunye. Part romantic sex comedy and part faux documentary, the film takes viewers on a sassy romp through the Berlin leather scene, imagining different possibilities for bringing sex and sexuality into public view. Dunye will be joining us and following the screening...   More >

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Queerness and Games Conference

Conference/Symposium | October 25 |  South Hall

Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor

Call for Speakers
Deadline June 15, 2014

The Queerness and Games Conference
Theme: “Difference at Play”
UC Berkeley, October 25 and 26, 2014 // @qgcon //

The second annual Queerness and Games Conference (QGCon), hosted at UC Berkeley on October 25 and October 26, 2014, is happy to invite proposals for conference sessions now through June 15. Applicants...   More >