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Gender, violence and sexuality: Collaborations for social justice in academia, activism and art

When: Tuesday, 23 May 2017 - Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Where: Parktown Education Campus
Resource Centre, School of Public Health
Start time:15:00
RSVP: by 17 May 2017

The School of Public Health will host a symposium featuring collaborative projects at the intersection of academia, activism and art.

The symposium will discuss three approaches to research and activism for social justice in the field of gender, violence and sexuality: the Sonke Change Trial in Diepsloot, which aims to challenge and reduce violence against women; the Know My Story project, an arts-based ethnographic study focusing on sex workers’ stories told through photography, art and text; and the Art for Activism approach used by Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA), including the Queer Crossings project, an arts-based research project with LGBTQ migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.

The symposium will be followed by an art exhibition and book launch featuring images and texts created by sex workers in the Know My Story project. The first 10 guests will receive a free copy of the Know My Story book.

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