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Engaging Collaborative Art and Activism as Scholarship for Gender & Sexual Justice 7-8th AUGUST 2019

Women’s and Gender Studies, University of the Western Cape & Hub for Decolonial Feminist Psychologies in Africa, University of Cape Town are proud to present

Engaging Collaborative Art and Activism as Scholarship for Gender & Sexual Justice

This event celebrating art, activism and scholarship towards gender and sexual justice brings together artists, activists and scholars who will provide a multi-disciplinary intervention including a film screening of Nthabiseng Mokoena and Gabrielle Le Roux’s award-winning film Reclaiming Intersex while Black, Genderqueer and Feminist in South Africa and the 10 year anniversary of the art exhibition Proudly African & Transgender exhibition, portrait drawings of ten trans activists from East and Southern Africa drawn from life by Gabrielle Le Roux and written onto by the participating activists.

Directed towards opening up spaces for black trans and intersex feminist and queer activists to be available and appreciated as teachers, scholars and experts on the issues they represent, a range of Southern African activists, artists and scholars will participate, including Wandile Dlamini, Madame Jholerina Timbo, Peace Kiguwa, Hye Jin Kim, Gabrielle Le Roux, Flavina Naze, Landa Mabenge, Liberty Matthyse, Nthabiseng Mokoena, Babalwa Mtshawu, Mbali Matshisi, and international queer scholar Jack Halberstam.

Overview of Programme

7 August : 16:30 - 19:30 | Seminar Room 2A , Department of Psychology, PD Hahn Building, UCT Upper Campus

Opening and Chair: Floretta Boonzaier

Screening of Reclaiming Intersex while Black, Genderqueer & Feminist in South Africa

Post-Screening Panel Discussion

Crystal Hendricks, Babalwa Mtshawu, & Nthabiseng Mokoena

RSVP: dfp@uct.ac.za

8 August

School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape

9:30 - Tea & Registration

10:00 – 12:15 Introduction to the hosting projects:

Reflections on the project of decolonial, feminist, queer scholarly engagements with art and activism

Chair: Shose Kessi | Hub for Decolonial Feminist Psychologies in Africa, UCT

Opening words: Shose Kessi and Carmine Rustin

Panel:

  • Landa Mabenge | author and WGS postgraduate student
  • Liberty Matthyse | GenderdynamiX
  • Wandile Dlamini | Gender Theorist
©Gabrielle Le Roux

13:00 – 15:00

Annual Dean of Arts Distinguished Lecture

Chair: Tamara Shefer

Opening: Duncan Brown, outgoing Dean of Arts

Unbuilding Gender: Trans* Anarchitectures in and Beyond the Work of Gordon Matta-Clark

SPEAKER: Jack Halberstam

RESPONDENT: Peace Kiguwa | WITS University

RSVP: maabrahams@uwc.ac.za

15: 30

UWC, Library Atrium

Launch of 10 year anniversary of Proudly African and Transgender Exhibition

Panel:

  • Gabrielle Le Roux
  • Madame Jholerina Brinnette Timbo
  • Flavina Naze
  • B Camminga

17:30 - 19:00 UWC Library Atrium

Exhibition Opening

Poetry by Hye Jin Kim and Mbali Matshisi

© Gabrielle Le Roux

Co-hosted by the Andrew W. Mellon New Imaginaries for an Intersectional Critical Humanities Project on Gender and Sexual justice, Women’s and Gender Studies, University of the Western Cape & the Hub for Decolonial Feminist Psychologies in Africa, University of Cape Town.

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