Webinar: Queer Central Asian Activism

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Please join us for a roundtable discussion organized by Flagship alumnus (2016) Dante Matero on the current state of queer, feminist activism across Central Asia, with expert panelists who are on the frontlines of this fight for equality. Co-sponsored by RUSA LGBT and the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs.


Anvar Latipov is a New York-based, Uzbek-American LGBTQI activist. Twitter: @anvar_latipov

Mohira Suyarkulova is an associate professor at the Department of International and Comparative Politics at the American University of Central Asia. She is a scholar, feminist and LGBT activist living and working in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Zhanar Sekerbayeva is a women human rights defender, LGBTQI+ activist and co-founder of Kazakhstan Feminist Initiative “Feminita". She is based in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Moderator: Feruza Aripova is a PhD Candidate in World History at Northeastern University. Her research primarily focuses on gender and sexual politics in the late Soviet era. She is based in New York City.

This event is also available as a YouTube Live stream.


Register here.