02/05/2017 | Writer: Kaos GL

The program of Kaos GL’s 12th International Anti-Homophobia Meeting has been announced.

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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


Ayşe Gülerman

Burcu Şeyben

Elit Çam

Neşem Akhan

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



time:  20:00-23:00

Location: METU Alumni Association Vişnelik Facilities 

Tags: human rights, labour