02/05/2017 | Writer: Kaos GL
The program of Kaos GL’s 12th International Anti-Homophobia Meeting has been announced.
The program of Kaos GL’s 12th International Anti-Homophobia Meeting has been announced. The meeting will take place on May 13-14-15-17 with theme of “Queer Politics of Labor”.
Photo credit: Sevra Nihal Ünal
Program of International Meeting against Homophobia organized 12th times this year is announced. Socialist activist, author and International Socialist Review’s editor Sherry Wolf and socialist, gay activist and author Peter Drucker will be international guests of the meeting focusing on the theme of “Queer Politics of Labor”.
During the 12th International Meeting against Homophobia organized with dedication to 17th May International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia by Kaos GL, sexuality, labor, socialism, queer politics, discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity at workplace will be discussed.
In the scope of the meeting, academicians dismissed by Statutory Decrees and students indirectly affected by the decrees will gather together as well.
The main program of the meeting will take place during 13-14-15th of May, and it will end with concert of Jakuzi on 17th of May the International Day against Homophobia. During the Meeting there will be simultaneous translation.
The forums during 13-14-15th of May will take place in TÜMBELSEN Conference Hall (Sümer 2 Street. Number: 29/7 Floor:4 Çankaya/Ankara); on 14th of May the theater play 80’lerde Lubunya Olmak will take place in Neva Palas Hotel; and the Jakuzi concert on 17th of May will take place in METU Vişnelik.
The call for proposal:
“During the event where we plan to link the labor/ work/ effort concepts with queer discussions; that is, within the labor discussions we would like to approach queer experience and politics as a starting point instead of just being footnotes.
“Obviously, it is a so radical to take economic developmet out from the capitalist subjectivity. However, we exactly think that it is possible in the resources of Queer politics where sexual morphology is reconsidered, and that Queer politics can offer a productive inconsistency ground towards breaking precisely the perfection of this subjectivity, and the consistency and harmony of the global commodification narrative.
“During the event where the discussions on the studies towards the combination of Queer theory and labor theories, agencies towards bringing the theories/ practices of the activist together under a Marxist perspective, and the positions/status of queer individuals in the current class configurations are planned to be made. It will also be focused on the last period of Turkey and we will try to find solution suggestion”
The full program of the Meeting as follow:
May 13 - Saturday
13:00-13:00 // Opening Speech
Mustafa Özbilgin: Sexuality and Labor: Questioning the Precariousity of Achievements and Resistance
1st Session // 13:30-15:30
Facilitator: Mutlucan Şahan
Peter Drucker: Queer Sexualities, Labor and Nation
Sherry Wolf: Sexuality and Socialism
2nd Session // 16:00-17:30
Facilitator: Özlem Albayrak
Ceyhun Güler: Analysing Global Framework Contracts from the Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Perspective
Murat Köylü: The situation of LGBTIs working in private and public sector
May 14 - Sunday
After the Statutory Decrees, Feminist Academicians and Students are gathering together!
1. Academician Forum
Moderators: Ece Öztan & Funda Başaran
Feminist academicians dismissed, forced to get retired or resignation from Adıyaman University, Akdeniz University, Anadolu University, Ankara University, Beykent University, Cumhuriyet University, Çukurova University, Ege University, Hakkari University, Giresun University, İstanbul Bilim University, İstanbul Yeni yüzyıl University, Iğdır University, Kırıkkale University, Kocaeli University, Munzur Tunceli University, Niğde University ve Yıldız Technical University
2. Students Forum
Moderators: Hande Dönmez & Aysun Gezen
Students from different universities whose thesis was suspended because of the dismissal of the academicians
Theatre: 80’lerde Lubunya Olmak
Location: Neva Palas Otel, Küçükesat Mahallesi, No:32, Esat Cd., Çankaya/Ankara
Text: Black Pink Triangle Association, İzmir
Uyarlama/Yönetim: Ufuk Tan Altunkaya
Project Coordination: Didem Kaplan
Project Consultant: Ozan Ünlükoç
Project Assisstant: Ömer Kaan Aydın
Music: Emre Akad
Duration: 70 min.
May 15 - Monday
Workshop for academicians and students
Moderators: Aylime Aslı Demir & Esra Dabağcı
The workshop will be open for the participation of the academicians and students who participated the Forums on Sunday.
Location: Tüm Bel Sen Conference Hall
Tüm Bel Sen: Sümer 2 Sokak. No: 29/7 Kat:4 Çankaya/Ankara
May 17 – Wednesday
Concert of May 17 International Day Against Homophpbia and Transphobia
Location: METU Alumni Association Vişnelik Facilities
Tags: human rights, labour