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The tensions and temporalities of Pride activism: Gender Unit Summer/Fall Symposium

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In response to discrimination and police brutality, the idea of pride parades continues to travel across the globe to promote visibility and validity of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Yet, as a political movement and community of belonging, pride activism takes shape as a contested field, at once challenged and cherished, bringing forth critical questions of the agendas and tactics of the ever-increasing popularity of pride activism.

Seminar
Date
8 Sep 2020
Time
09:30 - 12:30
Location
The symposium takes place on zoom

Participants
Gender Unit, Department of Cultural Sciences
Good to know
The symposium takes place on zoom. Registration is required. Please contact Olga Sasunkevich (olga.sasunkevich at gu.se) to register. You will receive a zoom link upon registration.

Organizer
Institutionen för kulturvetenskaper

In response to discrimination and police brutality, the idea of pride parades continues to travel across the globe to promote visibility and validity of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Yet, as a political movement and community of belonging, pride activism takes shape as a contested field, at once challenged and cherished, bringing forth critical questions of the agendas and tactics of the ever-increasing popularity of pride activism.

To scrutinize the emergent tensions and temporalities of pride politics through its many shifting times and contexts, the co-ordinators of the Gender Unit summer/fall symposium 2020 are proud to present an interdisciplinary panel of four scholars and one commentator to discuss their ongoing research about pride parades in transnational contexts and rural areas, on pride as a politics of dis/belonging, and of the multiple quests for rights and justice involved in the diverse forms of memory work taking place in pride activism, commemorating past injustices and activist victories.

Program

9.30-9.40 Introduction of the event and speakers
Mia Liinason and Olga Sasunkevich, Gender Unit, University of Gothenburg

9.40-10.20 Session 1

9.40-10.00 Proud Protest and a Parading Party: Participant Meanings of Pride Parades in Seven European Countries
Mattias Wahlström, Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg

10.00-10.20  ”We are doing it our own way”: De-urbanising rural Pride   Anna Olovsdotter Lööv, Mid Sweden University
 
10.20-10.40 Break
 
10.40-11.20 Session 2

10.40-11.00 Rainbow flag and belongings/disbelongings: Öckerö Pride and Reclaim Pride in Gothenburg, Sweden 2019
Cathrin Wasshede, Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg

11.00-11.20 The queer monumentality of Pride: An examination of activist memory work in Norwegian public space
Elisabeth Lund Engebretsen, Centre for Gender Studies, University of Stavanger
 
11.20-11.40 Break

11.40-12.00 Discussant’s comments
Adriana Qubaia, Independent Researcher

12.00-12.30 General discussion
Questions and discussion led by the chairs

 

 Welcome!