The first Global Feminist LBQ Women*s Conference will take place from 6-9 July 2019 in South Africa.
The conference is being organized by a collective working group of 22 LBQ women* activists from across all regions of the world.
It aims to create a space for activists and advocates to come together, share knowledge, exchange strategies, strengthen connections, mobilize resources, and take the lead in building a global LBQ women*s movement with the capacity to influence the world agenda on human rights, health, development.
We hope to bring together 500 participants from around the world.
The programme will run for 5 days, with 3 sessions per day.
Friday 5 July: Opening Ceremony.
Saturday 6 July: Plenary South Africa, followed by sessions on Regions, Identities and Workshops.
Sunday 7 July: Plenary - Leading: Aotearoa New Zealand followed by Panels and Workshop sessions.
Monday 8 July: Plenary - Healing: South America followed by Panels and Workshop sessions.
Tuesday 9 July: Plenary - Transforming: Southeast Asia (tbc) followed by Panel and workshop sessions.
The program in detail can be downloaded here: Programme
All delegates are invited to join together on the 5th of July 2019 from 17:30 to 20:30 for the official opening of the first ever Global Feminist LBQ Women's* conference in Cape Town.
The evening will begin with a cleansing ritual, followed by dance, discussions and general jubilee as we create a sacred space for healing, leading and transformation.
Rest up before coming as it's going to be spectacular!
We have created a formidable programme of over 50 workshops and panels with over 150 presenters. However, we recognise that certain voices are routinely silenced and rare opportunities exist to raise the diverse realities facing LBQ women and non-binary people.
Therefore, we have created space for spontaneous extra workshops, especially for those who are not already presenting or for topics not already covered in the programme.
At least two rooms will be available during every session timeslot.For the boardroom (a smaller room), participants may book themselves in on the day. For the larger room, participants may submit their ideas once the programme starts.
Any extra workshops in the larger room will be announced in the notices the following morning. We have the venue to ourselves and, in the evenings, every space is available for your use.