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Friday 9 February 2018

LGBT History Month talk on Intersectionality

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LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) History Month

We're welcoming Ibtisam Ahmed to join us during LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) History Month to give a talk on how issues of intersectionality impact on LGBTQ+ people of colour.

Intersectionality is the idea that everyone carries multiple identities, and that the challenges we face come from our overall experiences and not just one part of our identity. Ibtisam will talk about how LGBTQ+ people of colour face specific challenges, including discrimination within their own communities, such as racism within the LGBT+ community or homophobia/transphobia from their own ethnic groups.

Finally, Ibtisam will share ways we can be more intersectional in our thinking and thoughtful with allyship.

The talk will be held from 2 pm - 3 pm on Wednesday 14 February in Newton LT1, City Campus.

This talk is part of our LGBT+ Allies development scheme, but open to all members of the NTU student and staff community. Booking is not essential, but it would be very helpful to have an idea of numbers so please let us know if you intend to join us by sending us an email.

Ibtisam is currently pursuing his PhD at the University of Nottingham in the School of Politics and International Relations. He is associated with the Nottingham Centre for Normative Political Theory (CONCEPT), the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ), and the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies (IAPS) at the School. He is also affiliated with the Centre for Research in Race and Rights (C3R), a multidisciplinary research centre based at the university.

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