Raha will be participating in the Homonationalism and Pinkwashing Conference at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the Graduate Center, CUNY on Wed, April 10, 2013 at 9:30a in the panel called Queer Iran. The conference schedule is listed HERE.
Our talk is called:
Politics of solidarity/Politics of sexuality, beyond the framework of identity
The US has engaged in multiple wars in the Middle East, often relying on humanitarian propaganda. How do we oppose Islamophobia and interventionist policies from the West while building solidarity with those struggling against legal and social repression in Iran? This presentation will approach homonationalism with a feminist analysis of the relation of nationalism and sexuality. We will present a list of Do’s and Don’ts for activists interested in queer issues in Iran.
The conference has been long sold out, but you can catch audio of our presentation LIVE at: http://homonationalism.org/2013/02/05/watch-live-video-of-the-homonationalism-pinkwashing-conference/
Or follow the Twitter hashtag: #homoconf