Event & CfP: The African Gender Institute, Cape Town

Event: Queer Feminist Film Festival (19th Jan, Cape Town)

The African Gender Institute brings you an exciting event: the Queer Feminist Film Festival. We are proud to partner with Triangle Project, Bertha Movie House and OXFAM South Africa on this exciting project. The festival will take place on the 19th & 20th January 2018, at the Bertha Movie House in Khayelitsha, CT, South Africa.

This collaborative event, QFF is a space of reflection, celebration and honoring queer and feminist activists who have made strides around movement building and Queer/ Feminist organising. The event focuses on film, but it will honour the work of queer local artists, poets, musicians and cultural influencers, invited to showcase their work during the event, too.

More information can be found on the The African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town Facebook Page: https://web.facebook.com/The-African-Gender-Institute-University-of-Cape-Town-250291405006702/

We look forward to seeing you there.


CFP: Dreaming Feminist Futures (abstracts deadline 29th Jan, 2018)

The African Gender Institute is convening a symposium titled ‘Dreaming Feminist Futures’ on the 22nd and 23rd March 2018 at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. The symposium aims to hold intergenerational conversations about feminism(s), decolonisation and Africanity. We will use Pumla Gqola’s journey and work to answer critical questions around black women and their relationship to the academy, feminist writing and visibility on the continent.

The key objectives of the symposium are to: create spaces for emerging and established feminists to share and create interdisciplinary knowledge collectively through conversation and art; initiate intergenerational conversations between emerging and established feminists at the University of Cape Town.

We invite you to submit proposals that explore the following themes:

-Feminist movements and organising

-Pleasure, sexuality, body, and sex positivity

-Black feminism(s), coloured identity and the politics of race

-Re-imagining African feminism(s)

-Feminism(s), queer theories and Africanity

-Black women and the academy

-Gender, violence, and healing (self-care)

-Religion, sexuality and the law

-Art and the gendering of objects and spaces

We welcome submissions from established and emerging feminist scholars, as well as advanced graduate students.

To be considered for participation, please provide a single document in Microsoft Word. It should consist of a one-page, single-spaced proposal of up to 500 words for a 20-minute presentation, followed by a curriculum vitae of no more than two pages.

Please name the document “(last name)-proposal” and submit with the subject line “(last name)-proposal” to agi.dreamingfeministfutures@gmail.com. The submission deadline is 29th January, 2018, and invitations to participate will be sent by February  8th, 2018.



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  1. Call for proposals: Dreaming Feminist Futures - African Politics and Policy

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