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Feeling Progress: Emotion, Activism, and LGBTI Rights

February 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Movements for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) justice and equality generate emotion, particularly among the activists who participate in them. Over the last 50 years, feelings such as disgust, despair, hate, anger, and hope (to name just a few) have animated activist debates over the capacity of legal or political interventions to address the human rights of LGBTI people. This talk reflects on these ongoing debates by looking at how emotion shapes activist movements alongside legal and political reforms that seek to progress the human rights of LGBTI people.

Event organised by Cambridge Amnesty group, as part of LGBT History Month. Free, all welcome!

About the speaker
Dr Senthorun Raj is Co-Director, MA in Human Rights, Globalisation and Justice at Keele Law School. Prior to that, Sen was a Scholar in Residence at New York University’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and he taught at Sydney Law School.
Sen has served on the boards of Amnesty International Australia and ACON Health. He is also an Advisory Board Member of the gender, sexuality, and diversity studies journal, Writing from Below. Sen currently serves on the board of Amnesty International UK and is the chair of Black Gold Arts.
Sen has published numerous essays and commentaries on his advocacy and research work, including pieces in The Guardian, Sydney’s Child, Right Now, and The Sydney Morning Herald.


February 14
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm