With the refugee crisis in everyone's minds, it must be addressed that the war is not only in Syria for the LGBTQ community. Displacement and alienation are still a routine experience lived by many at a global level; if not worst fates. From discussing real stories and the current situation, to exploring artistic representation and identity, the responsibility of the artist as an advocate to mobilise change will be (re)visited. The panelists will include, among others:
, Executive Director of UKLGIG (http://uklgig.org.uk
). The UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG) is a charity that promotes equality and dignity for LGBTI people who seek asylum in the UK, or who wish to immigrate here to be with their same-sex partner.
is a British born, Nigerian/Danish performer, playwright, director, producer, workshop leader, teacher and activist. Over the past 20 years, she has worked on theatre projects across the world including Antartica, Botswana, Brazil, Belgium, Burma, Canada, Finland, Greenland, India, Ireland, Lebanon, Malawi, Mauritius, Norway, Palestine, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Syria, the USA and Zimbabwe.