12/09/2014 | Writer: Kaos GL

Symposium against Discrimination in December will be followed by International Feminist Forum in March and International Anti-Homophobia Meeting in May.

Kaos GL Association announced the program for its international events. Symposium against Discrimination in December will be followed by International Feminist Forum in March and International Anti-Homophobia Meeting in May. Here are the details of the international events by Kaos GL Association:
Symposium against Discrimination, December 13-14, 2014
In dedication to the International Human Rights Day, December 10, Kaos GL organizes “Symposium against Discrimination” by aiming at discussing discriminatory practices in education, employment, health, housing and social service against LGBT people with the participation of relevant stakeholders in general, NGOs and unions in particular.
In 2014, the main theme of the symposium will be the right to employment. Kaos GL aims to analyze discriminatory practices in the workplaces in general, age-, gender-, sexual orientation- and gender identity-based discrimination in the workplaces, as the cross-cutting dimensions, in particular throughout the Symposium. In this context, the issues that are going to be evaluated within the scope of right to employment are LGBT union rights, women workers’ rights and youth workers’ rights. 
Finally, it is also aimed at discussing conservatism and neoliberalism that have gained more visibility throughout the world since the last decade and their influence on the labor policies, particularly, in the Europe and Turkey contexts. 
Here is the list of some of the international participants:
Anna Braunroth - German Federal Antidiscrimination Agency
Deflet Mücke - German Trade Union Confederation
Eleni Tsetsekou – Head of LGBT Issues Unit at Council of Europe
Phyll Opoku-Gyimah - Co-Founder & Executive Director - UK Black Pride (UKBP)
Salvatore Marra - European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
Sandra Vermuyten - LGBT responsible Public Services International (PSI)
Ulrike Lunacek – Austrian Green MEP and Vice President of the European Parliament
Feminist Forum, March 14-15, 2015
Feminist Forum, organized by Kaos GL as a part of International Anti-Homophobia Meetings (in dedication to IDAHO-T events around the world) since 2006, was turned into an international forum in 2012. Feminist Forum, which is organized in cooperation with the feminist movement over a particular theme each year, discusses the organizational and ideological relations between the feminists and LGBTs as well as the ways to create an anti-homophobic and anti-transphobic discourse and practice within the feminist/women’s movements that struggle against sexism for ages.
The theme of the 4th International Feminist Forum, generally speaking, will be the rereading/critical analysis of social politics through the lens of gender, sexual orientation and gender identity. In this context, the neoliberal restructuring influence on social politics will be discussed with reference to the problems of women and LGBTIs within the scope of accession to the public services.    
Finally, a workshop with the participation of the authors of “I Love Female Orgasm”, Dorian Solot and Marshall Miller, will be organized. 
International Anti-Homophobia Meeting, May 15-17, 2015
International Anti-Homophobia Meeting is an annual international event against homophobia and transphobia which is coordinated by Kaos GL and organized since 2006, during the week of May 17, International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia.
Kaos GL Association is involved in various activities in social, cultural and academic fields for the enhancement of human rights of LGBT people in the face of discrimination. With this event, Kaos GL aims to establish a basis to discuss and increase the visibility of discrimination against LGBT individuals.
In the 10th Meeting, participants will be discussing the reflections of queer theory and activism on Turkey in general, the ways to push not only the education system, but also the system as a whole to think critically about the gender, sexual orientation and gender identity with the participation of academics working on queer pedagogy.
Here is the list of some of the international participants:
Deborah Britzman, York University, Canada
Donald E. Hall, Lehigh University, the USA
Michael Kimmel, Stony Brook University, the USA
Susanne Luhmann, University of Alberta, Canada
Sheila L. Cavanagh, York University, Canada 

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