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Gender and sexuality have been central issues for activism and transnational affiliations. At the same time, they are often used by governments and nongovernmental organizations alike to reinforce the very forms of hierarchy and hegemony that activists seek to break down. This teach-in will examine movement building, organizing strategies, and best practices for creating feminist, queer, and anti-racist solidarity politics that challenge, rather than reproduce, global relations of power and inequality. Following the Teach-In, activists from around the world will gather on April 10 and 11 for the Homonationalism and Pinkwashing Conference organized by the Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies at CUNY. BCRW’s teach-in will both help build up to the conversation at the CUNY conference and expand beyond its parameters to explore: indigenous organizing, human rights regimes, South-South alliances, transnational feminist networks, diaspora politics, settler colonialisms, occupation, and more. We will engage praxis from many different scholar-activist fields as we work through the difficulties, dilemmas, and promises of solidarity activism.
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- Anti-pinkwashing Practices and Movement Building: Critical Dialogues in Solidarity Activism in the Palestine Solidarity Movement
Natalie Kouri-Towe, Haneen Maikey, and Mikki Stelder
- The Politics of Gender and Sexualities in Contemporary Southern African Contexts: Transitions
- Documentary Production as Activism in Palestine: An Organizing Perspective on Cinema and Media Production
- New Feminist Debates: Secularism and the War on Terror
Svati Shah and Radhika Balakrishnan
- Decolonizing Queer Praxis: Lessons from Palestine and South Africa
Alok Vaid–Menon and Haneen Maikey
- Solidarity with Iran: Transnational Feminist Practices
Manijeh Nasrabadi and Catherine Sameh