11/05/2007 | Writer: KAOS GL

The Second International Anti-Homophobia Meeting starts in Ankara on May 15 2007. Seminars, workshops and film shows to raise awareness against homophobia in all walks of life. Event continues until May 17.

The Ankara gathering will host a number of important international and Turkish guests including various experts on the issue. Seminars and talks are to concentrate on homophobia from psychiatry to media, arts to literature.

The Second International Anti-Homophobia Meeting will take place at three university campuses in Ankara between May 16 and May18 2007. These universities are Hacettepe University, Ankara University and Middle East Technical University. Below is the program of the each activities during these times.

"Campus Forums Against Homophobia- METU, Beytepe, Cebeci"
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, METU, May 16-18 2007

Exhibition: Media's Homophobia, Homophobia's Media"
Place: May 16: MM25 _ May 17-18: Cobanoglu Salon

May 16 2007, Wednesday
Panel
"Homophobia: Being Scared of Understanding"
Place: MM25, Time: 13.00 - 17.00
Can Dundar, Journalist, Writer
Destina Can, A volunteer at Pembe Hayat (Pink Life) LGBTT Association
Melek Goregenli, Ege University, Social Psychologist, Prof. Dr.
Kursad Kahramanoglu, Former General Secretary of International Lesbian and Gay Association, Dr.

Projection:
"Lola and Bilidikid"; Director: Kutlug Ataman
Place: MM25, Time: 18.00 - 20.30

May 17 2007, Thursday
Conversation:
"Fears and Perceptions"
Place: Cobanoglu Salon, Time: 12.00 - 14.00
Psychologist Mahmut Sefik Nil

"Nationalism and Homophobia"
Place: Cobanoglu Salon, Time: 15.00 - 17.00
Members of the group

Projection:
Place: MM25, Time: 18.00 - 21.30

"Devrim (Revolution) Did Not Call Me."
Kaos GL & Karahaber Video-Action Workshop, Oktay Ince, Turkey, 2006, 50'

"We are Walking", Director: Aykut Atasay, Turkey, 2006, 30'
"Less Than Human"
"Naturel and Futurel"
"METU Spring Festival 2003"
"None of Us Is Innocent"
KAOS GL is Walking"

May 18 2007, Friday
Conversations:
"Media and Homophobia"
Place: Cobanoglu Salon, Time: 12.00 - 14.00

"The History of Homosexuality at METU"
Place: Cobanoglu Salon, Time: 15.00 - 17.00
Kursad Kahramanoglu, A former graduate from METU
Atilla Demir, A new graduate from METU
Onur Poyraz, A student at METU

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY, BEYTEPE CAMPUS, May 15-17 2007

May 15 2007, Tuesday
Conversation
"To Be an Homosexual on Campus"
The College of Literature, Psychology Major, S4 Lab., 13.30
People who would like to attend will be let in from door B.
Burcu Ersoy, Kaos GL
Buse Kilickaya, Pembe Hayat
Sinem Kuzucan, Pembe Hayat
Ugur Yuksel, Kaos GL

May 17 2007, Thursday
Conference
"Discrimination and Homophobia"
The College of Literature, Bedrettin Comert Salon, 13.30
Melek Goregenli, Ege University, Social Psychologist, Prof. Dr.

Exhibition: At the same time, during and before conversations and conference;
"Homophobic Sayings and News in Media"

ANKARA UNIVERSITY, CEBECI, May 15-16 2007
May 15 2007, Tuesday
Projection & Forum
Time: 17.00 - 19.00
Salon: Small Amphitheater

Projection:
"Devrim (Revolution) Did Not Call Me".
Director: Oktay Ince, Karahaber Video-Action Workshop, Turkey, 2005,
Documentary, 56', Turkish

Forum:
"Left-wing and Homophobia: What's Unique to Turkey's Left-wing?
Goze Orhon, Hacettepe University, Faculty of Communication
Oktay Ince, Director

Class & Conversation
Communication Theories -II
Prof. Dr. Beybin Kejanlioglu
Place: The Faculty of Communication
Time: 17.30 (Only for students)
"Representation of Homosexuality in Media"
Ali Erol, Kaos GL

May 16 2007, Wednesday
Conference
Time: 16.30 - 18.00
Place: Conference Room
"Human rights, Pluralism and Equality - Possibilities to Defend The Rights of Homosexuals"
Moderator:
Kerem Altiparmak, Assistant Prof., Ankara University, Faculty of Political Science Human Rights Center
Zehra F. Kabasakal Arat, Prof. Dr., Political Science and Women's Studies/ USA


"The meanings of the concepts of pluralism and equality.
From the wiev of human rights, why "tolerating" different groups does not mean "recognizing them as equal"? Even though homosexual (LGBT) rights are not mentioned namely in international human rights agreements, what are the philosophical and legal grounds that they are based on? Approaching with criticisms to the way human rights operate; and while following the regime's basic principles, searching for possibilities to defend the rights of homosexual, other isolated people & groups and of those who are tried to be assimilated...

KAOS GL
Kaos Gay and Lesbian Cultural Researches and Solidarity Association
Tel: +90312 230 0358 / Fax: +90312 230 62 77
E-mail: Burcu Ersoy, oyaburcu@kaosgl.org
Ali Erol, kaosgl@kaosgl.org
Web site: http://www.kaosgl.org
Address: Gazi Mustafa Kemal Bulvar


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