Last in the ISHQ series for this year, the Centre for Studies in Gender and Sexuality presents to you a symposium that marks the completion of first year of our activity. It includes a panel discussion with: Anjali Gopalan, Founder & Executive Director of the Naz Foundation; Geetal Patel, Director of Diversity & Inclusion at University of Virginia; Madhavi Menon, Director of the CSGS & Professor of English at Ashoka University; and Shyam Divan, Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India. The panel discussion will be followed by High Tea and snacks, following which is schedule a powerful performance by Mallika Taneja- “Thoda Dhyaan Se”, her solo act on the issue of women’s safety and the idea of “appropriate” dressing for women.
With the curative petition against 377 due for hearing in the Supreme Court and keeping in mind the current socio-political climate in the country, the discussion will think about the significance of this juncture for queer politics in India, challenges in wining this legal battle, and possibilities for the queer movement ahead.
The series hosted speakers once a month and invited scholars, activists, and other thinkers actively working in the field to share their ideas with us. Some of the speakers that we hosted as a part of this series include the noted feminist publisher Urvashi Butalia, and the eminent scholar Dr. Mary John, among others. The aim of the ISHQ Series is to expose students and faculty to varied, contentious, and cutting-edge ideas on issues of gender, history, society, and sexuality.
Date : Wednesday, 4th May 2016
Time : 5PM onwards
Venue : Ashoka University, New Delhi