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Stonewall Celebration: LGBTIQA+ oppression and resistance across Africa
June 26 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
Resistance to homophobia and transphobia is blossoming across the African sub-continent. This panel discussion will spotlight these contemporary struggles, discuss colonialism’s legacy, and explore pre-private property societies where sexuality was free, matriarchal communism was the natural order, and rigid gender binaries were unheard of. We’ll discuss the relevance of this history for organising in the 21st century.
Georgie Hoadley: a Member of Radical Women and the Retail and Fast Food Workers Union, will chair the meeting.
Nita Oko: a socialist feminist and internationalist from Kenya. She is a public health worker and a member of the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU).
Alison Thorne: a veteran queer liberationist, managing editor of the Freedom Socialist Organiser and workplace delegate with the CPSU.
This event will support the Freedom Socialist newspaper and Freedom Socialist Organiser fund drive, so please bring a donation.
An African style buffet dinner will follow the program for a $10 donation. Vegetarians, vegans and gluten-free will be catered for.
Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women will co-host this celebration.