Date: Wednesday, 15 Feb 2017
Time: 12.30 – 14.30
Room: HHG05, 272 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EY.
“Queer black and Brown bodies are under threat. Everyday becomes a battle of survival for queer folks of colour, but our bodies are also under the threat of not surviving history. The history of queerness in eastern cultures are either erased or often misrepresented. Our lives have always been appropriated by mainstream media. It has become a belief that queer bodies of colour are a myth, that queerness is only the result of influences of the western world, however queer bodies of colour have always existed, if you look closely enough there are traces of them left in art works and poetry, prooving that our ancestors may have experienced the world similarly to the way we are experiencing it today. Queer bodies will continue to live in power, but how can we make our traces in history? Can art and activism be a proof of our existence?”
-Katy Jalili, Event Lead