A Celebration of Courage: Panel Discussion Featuring Felipa de Souza Awardee in New York City & San Francisco

IGLHRC is proud to sponsor two panel discussions on the LGBT rights situation in South Asia in New York and San Francisco. The panels will feature Sunil Pant, the founder and director of Blue Diamond Society (BDS), Nepal’s only LGBT rights organization and the recipient of the 2007 Felipa de Souza Award.

South Asians Here and There: A Dialogue about LGBT and Human Rights

NEW YORK: Monday, April 30, 2007

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
LGBT Community Center (208 West 13th Street)
Admission is free.

Panelists
Sunil Pant, Founder and President, Blue Diamond Society
Trishala Deb, Program Coordinator: Training and Resource Center, Audre Lorde Project
Svati P. Shah, Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University
Grace Poore, Research and Policy Associate, IGLHRC, Moderator

PRESENTED IN COOPERATION WITH THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS:

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
Audre Lorde Project
South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association (SALGA)
Queers for Economic Justice

SAN FRANCISCO: Wednesday, May 2, 2007

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center (730 Polk Street)
Admission is free.

Panelists
Sunil Pant, Founder and President, Blue Diamond Society
Dechen Tsering, Program Officer, Asia and Oceania, Global Fund for Women
Sandip Roy, New America Media, editor emeritus Trikone Magazine
Paula Ettelbrick, Executive Director, IGLHRC, Moderator

PRESENTED IN COOPERATION WITH THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS:
Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center
Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California, San Francisco
Transgender Law Center
Trikone

Endorsement Notice:

Please contact Lisa Levy at llevy@iglhrc.org if your organization is interested in endorsing this event. We’re asking a few key organizations to sign on as supporters to help us reach communities interested in this issue. By agreeing to endorse this panel, IGLHRC would like to include the name of your organization on future advertisements for this event and we ask that you send an announcement to your constituents. The last day for adding your name to the endorsers' list is April 24, 2007.