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LGBTI Film Screening: Call Me Kuchu
November 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
In many parts of the world, sexual and gender minorities experience stigma and discrimination and are targets of violence and abuse. In 76 countries, homosexual activity is criminalized and in some countries it is punishable by death. In 2009, a bill was proposed to make homosexuality punishable by death in Uganda. Call Me Kuchu depicts the last year in the life of David Kato, Uganda’s first openly gay man, and retired Anglican Bishop Christopher Senyonjo as they work against the clock to defeat state sanctioned homophobia. The tireless work of these human rights activists came at a tremendous cost. David Kato was brutally murdered in 2011. However, their work inspired a new generation of human rights activists in Uganda.
The movie screening will be followed by a discussion about the human rights abuses that sexual and gender minorities face around the world.
Light snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring a brown bag dinner. This event is sponsored by the DGHI Diversity & Inclusion Committee.