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Talk, Discussion & Screening of "Call me Kuchu"
Mon 27 March 2017, 20:00 – 23:00 BST
UGANDA: PERHAPS THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE ON EARTH TO BE LGBT - 8PM TALK, DISCUSSION & 9PM FILM
How dangerous is Uganda for LGBT people? At 8pm in the bar of the Cambridge ArtsPicturehouse legal and human rights experts will discuss not only how dangerous it is for LGBT people living in Uganda, but also how the Home Office culture of disbelief puts LGBT asylum seekers at risk including by detaining vulnerable LGBT people. The UK is the only European country which has no time limit on immigration detention and as such it is known for people spending months, sometimes years, in detention.
Our speakers will be:
Aisha Shuamazzi, an LGBT+ asylum seeker from Uganda, who fled from persecution due to being in a lesbian relationship, and who is now awaiting the outcome of her asylum claim appeal from the Home Office.
Veronique Mottier is a Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge and a Professor at the University of Lausanne; she is an expert on the politics of gender and sexuality.
At 9pm the screening of Call Me Kuchu will start. This 2012 American documentary film explores the struggles of the LGBT community in Uganda, focusing in part on the 2011 murder of LGBT activist David Kato who was killed while the documentary was being filmed.
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