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
Applications for expression of Interest is now closed.
Since space is limited and we want to prioritize communities that don't always get an opportunity to attend these global spaces, everyone interested in participating needs to fill out the Expression of Interest form.
This does not guarantee attendance to the conference. Based on several criteria, the Working Group will be making decisions about prospective participants' acceptance or rejection to attend the conference.
Communication concerning response to the EOI will be made on May 31st 2019. For those who will have been accepted we are expecting you to find you own funds to cover all costs.
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!