LGBT Rights Under Fire in Uganda: The Influence of U.S. Fundamentalism and the Repression of a Movement

Nov 29, 2017 - Nov 29, 2017

College Avenue Student Center

126 College Ave
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Time: 6PM
Phone Number: 848.932.3093
Contact: Rick H. Lee, Ph.D. Director of Programs and Partnerships
Website: https://global.rutgers.edu/lgbt-rights-under-fire-uganda-influence-us-fundamentalism-and-repression-movement
Description:

6:00-9:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. Film Screening | 7:45 p.m. Panel Discussion)
College Avenue Student Center

To commemorate this year's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, presented by the Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL), Rutgers Global and other campus partners present a film screening and discussion about the challenges facing the LGBT community in Uganda, including a government bill that threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. The documentary, Call Me Kuchu (directed by Malika Zouhali-Worrall and Katherine Fairfax Wright), tells the story of David Kato, Uganda's first openly gay man, and retired Anglican Bishop Christopher Senyonjo as they work against the clock to defeat state-sanctioned homophobia while combating vicious persecution in their daily lives. The film narrates the brutal murder of Kato, an event that shakes the Ugandan LGBT movement to the core and sends shock waves around the world. Following the screening, Frank Mugisha (Executive Director of SMUG: Sexual Minorities Uganda) and Pamela Spees (Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights) will discuss the current climate for the LGBT community in Uganda.

Speakers:
Frank Mugisha (Executive Director, SMUG: Sexual Minorities Uganda)
Pamela Spees (Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights)
Rasha Moumneh (Center for Women's Global Leadership)

Co-sponsors:
Center for Women's Global Leadership
Rutgers Global
Division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs
Office of the Dean of Humanities, School of Arts and Sciences
Office of the Executive Vice Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
Department of Women's and Gender Studies
Department of Africana Studies
Center for African Studies
Center for Social Justice Education and LGBT Communities
Paul Robeson Cultural Center
Douglass Residential College

Event Type: Film/Video