In The Name Of Pride I 23 Oct l 6.30 PM
CSMR invites you to a conversation with queer activists, ‘in the name of pride’
Date: 23/10/2015 (Friday)
Venue: Vishranti Nilayam, Infantry Road, Bangalore.
Time: 6.30 p.m
2015 marks 8 years of Bangalore Pride. The stories of queer activism in the city, of course, significantly predate Pride As we proceed in an increasingly polarized national context where re-criminalization is only a fragment of the issues facing us, it is worthwhile to look back at prior activist struggles in the city. How do stories from the past echo in today’s context, how do we learn from our shared histories?
CSMR presents a conversation with 3 activists: Akkai Padmashali, Arvind Narrain and Sumathi Murthy who have been involved in the landscape of queer activism in the city. Gowthaman Ranganathan and Danish Sheikh will moderate a discussion with them as they reflect on their experiences of intervention in different spaces, and what our future strategies might gain in learning from these stories.