History’s Apology: Social Movements and Sexual Rights in the Postcolonial World


Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm



June LGBTQ+ Pride Month: History’s Apology: Social Movements and Sexual Rights in the Postcolonial World

The DICP-LGBT Office, along with several co-sponsors, are pleased to offer the greater Harvard, HMS, and hospital-affiliate communities the following program in recognition of LGBTQ+ Pride Month. No registration required. Capacity is 300.

Durba Mitra
Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
Carol K. Pforzheimer Assistant Professor
Harvard University 

Our speaker will explore the history of social movements for sexual rights and current issues related to women and LGBTQIA communities from a global perspective. She will trace the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic on organizing for LGBTQ rights in South Asia in particular, and reflcet on the complex role of the history of the AIDs pandemic in global claims for sexual rights. 

How can we think of the crisis of pandemics as pivotal moments to imagine radical social change? There will be time for Q&A. 

Co-Sponders: LGBT Advisory Committee; LAHMS; Sexual and Gender Minority Health Equity Initiative; Countway Library; Harvard SOGIE Health Equity Research Collaborative; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's LGBTQ Advisory Group; Boston Children's LGBTQ & Friends Group; Brigham Health LGBTQ & Friends; Dana Farber Cancer Institute LGBTQ+ & Friends Employee Resource Group 

Questions? dcp_lgbt@hms.harvard.edu

Event flyer. All text has been transcribed in post above.