08/03/2012 | Writer: Kaos GL

Anna Maria Sörberg who is a writer and journalist from Sweden will make a speech in the third session of the first day of International Feminist Forum.

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Anna Maria Sörberg who is a writer and journalist from Sweden will make a speech in the third session of the first day of International Feminist Forum.
 
The session will be moderated by Assoc.Prof.Dr Emek Cayli and it will begin at 3:15 pm.
 
International Feminist forum will be in Cebeci Campus at Ahmet Taner Kışlalı Art House and Simultaneous translation will be available in the first day of the forum and it is open for everyone. 
 
Anna Maria Sörberg – Writer and Journalist, Sweden
 
“The Difference between Queer and LGBT is Not Only Alphabetic Letters”
 
The challenges for LGBT/feminist movements are huge right now in Scandinavia (and other parts of EU). To gather in solidarity movement that goes behind the fences of the borders of the EU-countries, and that build on alliances with different issues and groups is urgent and I want to talk around how I see the different movements working in Sweden to accomplish that. But also about troubling tendencies where discussions around sexuality and gender transgression gets limited or reduced into a fight for more space for very defined and limited identity groups. 

I will talk also on the problems around the focus on the “adding on-politics/letters” that we have had in the last 10 years or so, which seems to have rather commentated ideas in certain parts of society that these issues can be reduced to a matter of including very specific and easily defined and separated identity categories, instead of creating a real knowledge around how and what the norms look like based on sexuality and gender.   
 
Translation: Sercan Kıyak
 
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