16/05/2015 | Writer: Kaos GL

The program for the Kaos GL Association’s 10th International Anti-Homophobia Meeting has been announced.

The program for the Kaos GL Association’s 10th International Anti-Homophobia Meeting has been announced.
Last year’s March against Homophobia and Transphobia was dedicated to the mining tragedy in Soma and victims of labor accidents
In dedication to the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT), May 17, Kaos GL has been coordinating the “Anti-Homophobia Meeting” since 2006.  
The 10th International Anti-Homophobia Meeting will take place in Ankara on May 16 and 17 and end with “the March against Homophobia and Transphobia” on May 17.
Throughout the events of May 17 which is the day for acting and standing up against all acts of physical, moral or symbolic violence on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation, queer pedagogy; homophobia, sexism and ethnic discrimination in sports and experiences of women short story authors will be discussed.  
The full program of the 10th International Anti-Homophobia Meeting is as follows:
May 16 - 17, SATURDAY - SUNDAY
Aziz Koklu Conference Hall, Cebeci Campus, Ankara University
13.00 – 14.30/ Opening Speech
“Queer pedagogy opens learning, reading and desiring experiences excluded by heteronormativity to discussion. In so doing, it aims at bringing different forms of being that are banned by the ‘normal’ to the forefront. In this respect, while Susanne Luhmann is queering information, she will read pedagogy through the lens of the ways for the transformation of information, the self and, finally, the system creating and promoting heteronormativity.”      
Susanne Luhmann, the University of Alberta, Canada
“Unsettling Queer Pedagogy: New Dilemmas in Anti-Homophobia Education”
Moderator: Remzi Altunpolat
14.30 – 15.00 Coffee Break
15.00 – 16.30/ Fist Session
Homophobia, Sexism and Ethnic Discrimination in Sports
“Discrimination occurring in different sports and levels of practice causes unfair dismissal and misrecognition of LGBT athletes through homophobic and transphobic attitudes and behaviors. People who want to continue their sports career and not to be exposed to discrimination are pushed either to declare that they are heterosexual or conceal their identities. In this respect, our guests will discuss the cross-cutting dimensions of discrimination on the basis of gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation and gender identity.”
Canan Koca, Assoc. Prof.
Pinar Ozturk, Res. Assist.
Mustafa Sahin Karacam, Hacettepe University, Academy of Sports Science and Technologies
Lale Orta, Football Coach, Referee
Ilknur Hacisoftaoglu, Dr. Sociologist
“Ozgur Lig” (Free League)
Supporters’ groups
16.30 – 17.00 Coffee Break
17.00 – 17.30
The Award Ceremony of the 10th Women to Women Story Contest
“Women short-story authors against heterosexism and patriarchy will gather in conjunction with the Women to Women Story Contest which is the only lesbian one in Turkey. Stories which are ranked first three will be awarded by the jury. Besides, some stories will receive jury special award.”
The Award Ceremony will be presented by actress Hasret Canan Tutuş and Melahat Deniz, Kaos GL Association.
17.30 – 18.30/ Second Session
Experiences of Women Short-Story Authors
“Women short-story authors will discuss literature publishing as well as reading group experiences. In so doing, the ways to transform the existing system by reproducing the authors’ experiences will be discussed.”
Hande Ogut, Author and Critic
Moderator: Aylime Asli Demir, Kaos GL Association
Throughout the session, women shot-story authors listed below will contribute to the discussions:
Arzu Eylem
Aysun Kara
Berna Ozpinar
Gozde Demirbilek
Huriye Sahin
Jale Dirlikyapan
Melike Uzun
Senem Dere
May 17, SUNDAY
Closing Speeches:
13.00 – 14.00:  Melek Goregenli, Ege University
“Collective Crimes versus Collective Responsibilities”
Moderator: Sibel Yardimci
14.30 – 15.30: Sheila L. Cavanagh, York University, Canada
“Queer Pedagogies of Performance: Queer Bathroom Stories as Case Study”
Moderator: Ezgi Kocak, Kaos GL Association
16.00/ March against Homophobia and Transphobia
* English-Turkish interpretation will be provided. All sessions are open to all and for free.
**The 10th International Anti-Homophobia Meeting is supported by the Embassy of Canada, the Embassy of Germany, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands, the Royal Norwegian Embassy and the SIDA.

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