Thursday, 29 August 2013

"Go back to your lokshin" - Race, Class and Queerness

Last year we were told ''go back to your lokshin'' and that the route belonged to them and not us...race and class divides exist within the LGBTIAQ community, most times we choose to not see it because it is easier to pretend its not there than to face it. Join us for a discussion on race, class and queerness...what does it mean to u, to me, to us?

An in-depth panel discussion on race and class within South Africa and how these systems and ideas operate structurally and interpersonally to limit nd shape our organising for social justice.

Saturday, 31 August 2013
1oam - 3pm
Contitution Hill
11 kotze Street, Braamfontein

For more info and to RSVP
Kwezilomso Mbandazayo
082 817 0097

Friday, 16 August 2013

We March Because...

JHB People’s Pride Calendar 2013

1.     “Go Back to Your Lokshin”: Race, Class and Queerness
Saturday, 31 August 2013, 10h00-15h00, Constitution Hill
An in-depth panel discussion on race and class within South Africa and how these systems and ideas operate structurally and interpersonally to limit and shape our organising for social justice.

2.     Know Your Law
    26 August – 7 September, daytime tours, Constitution Hill, dates and times TBA
A series of educational walking court tours guided by legal experts that will cover the history, the function and the relevance of the Constitution and the Constitutional Court in advancing social justice in South Africa.

3.     The Use and Abuse of the Queer Body
    Saturday, 14 September 2013, 10h00-16h00, Johannesburg Art Gallery
A participatory art exhibition and panel discussion covering the theme of homonationalism and pink washing, in which guests will creatively engage with, critique and transform artistic representations of queerness while also rethinking strategies to challenge the hijacking of queerness for narrow political ends.

         4.     Your Rights in Public Organising
   16 September, 10h00-15h00, Constitution Hill
The JPP, in partnership with the Right to Know Campaign, will host a workshop to conscientise members of the LGBTIAQ public on how to organise pickets, protests and marches, as well as help them to understand their rights with respect to the Regulation of Gatherings Act (1993).

5.     Multimedia Advocacy and Production Skills
   18 September – 2 October, every Wednesday, 10h00-15h00, venues TBA

Three skills building workshops by the Advocacy and Media Production Studio on banner-making and t-shirt and poster printing. Workshops will take place in Ekurhuleni, Soweto and Johannesburg. Each workshop will accommodate up to 20 participants per session.

         6.     Retrospective on Queer Organising
   24 September – 12 October, Constitution Hill
An exhibition that will draw on the resources housed at GALA and the queer public at large to offer a retrospective overview of the struggles and victories in queer organising in South Africa.

         7.     A People’s Panorama of Film
   25-27 September, 16h00-18h00, 1-3 October, 17h00-19h00, Constitution Hill
A film festival presenting films from the global South on queer activism, local struggles and rights to natural resources, from forests to water, the nature of the body as a political and erotic landscape, and other topics from the JPP Manifesto.

         8.     Reflections and Experiences from Continental Queer Organising
   1-4 October, 18h00-20h00, Afrikan Freedom Station
A discussion and social gathering hosted by the Coalition of African Lesbians, in which queer activists from the continent will share their experiences of organising LGBTIAQ movements and Pride events in different countries.

         9.     JHB People’s Pride March
  Saturday, 5 October 2013, 10h00-18h00, Constitution Hill