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Talk | Queer Footprints: Melodies of Migration Weaving the Threads of Identity
13. August 17:00 - 19:00
“Art is a refuge for the marginalized, a sacred space where queer people
can reclaim their narratives and redefine their place in the world.” - Ocean Vuong
Germany stands out as one of the most progressive countries when it comes to LGBTQIAP+ rights. Because of this, a large number of queer people migrate to Germany, seeking a better life and opportunity. However, it could be challenging to live in a new country after leaving one’s country of origin.
Would life be automatically better and easier for a queer immigrant in Germany? This might depend on person to person, as everyone has their own experience. Along with queerness, queer immigrants carry other multiple- identities with them – diverse cultures, races, languages, lived experiences, and beyond.
CCP fellows, Shuhrat Saidov from Tajikistan and Dipesh Khanal from Nepal are doing a project through which they aim to give space to and highlight the intersectional stories and experiences of immigrant queer individuals. They invite queer immigrants from around the world living in Germany to participate in a personal discussion and engage with a diverse group of people who share similar or unique experiences. The project aims to offer a safer space where people can share their vulnerabilities, joys, and bonds of solidarity. The outcome of the project will be a photo exhibition of diverse stories of queer immigrants, titled "Queer Footprints: Melodies of Migration Weaving the Threads of Identity."
Further information about the discussion will be sent to you via email after the required number of participants is met.
Ticket: FREE ADMISSION!
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Registration Deadline: 10.08.
Dipesh Khanal (he/they), also goes by Sezz and is a board member of Queer Youth Group. He cooperates with Oyoun as a grantee of the CrossCulture program. Dipesh has a Bachelor in Social Work and English Literature and works with young people and CSOs on different projects and programmes.
Shuhrat Saidov is a human rights defender, activist, and art activist. He has been involved in human rights advocacy at the Public Foundation for Public Health and Human Rights since 2010. In addition, he is the curator of the first school for art activists in Tajikistan and founder of the ART Lab Tajikistan platform.
Shuhrat and Dipesh are fellows of the CrossCulture programme by Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen.
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