3rd Educational Congress against Homophobia in Puerto Rico

The 3rd Educational Congress against Homophobia in Puerto Rico [Jornada Educativa Contra la Homofobia] will be taking place May 6-17, 2010, at various venues of the metropolitan area in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The congress will address problems of prejudices due to sexual orientation or gender identity in Puerto Rico and raise consciousness about the contradictions between these types of discrimination and the survival of basic human rights, the pillars of a democratic society.

Organized under the theme “Por un mundo sin fundamentalismos” [For a World without Fundamentalisms], activities will include lectures, poetry readings, exhibitions, film screenings, performances, creative writing workshops, roundtable discussions, radio programs, and book presentations. Films will include Anancio: Dos rostros sobre una tumba [Anancio: Two Faces on a Tomb], A Girl Like Me… The Gwen Araujo Story (directed by Agnieszka Holland), and Oraciones para Bobby [Prayers for Bobby], based on the book Prayers for Bobby: A Mother’s Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son. Book discussions will center on books such as on Luis Negrón’s Mundo cruel and Lawrence La Fountain Stokes’ Queer Ricans.

Co-sponsors and organizers include the Puerto Rico chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union and Amnesty International, the Committee against Homophobia and Discrimination, Puerto Rico Queer Filmfest, and Puerto Rico para Tod@s.

For full schedule of events, see http://prparatodos.org/jornada/index.html

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