Women's and Gender Studies, 2015 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Discourse of Sexuality and Resistance in and from the Global South: A Caribbean Case by Pere DeRoy (Phd candidate, York University); Challenging the Myth of Homogenous Homophobia: The Case of Jamaica; Latoya Nugent (J-Flag Jamaica); Queer Affirmations: Negotiating the Possibilities and Limits of Sexual Citizenship in St. Lucia, Amar Wahab (York University);Compliance and Resistance: Fruits of Criminalisation, Maria Fontenelle (United and Strong, St. Lucia). University of Ottawa, Ottawa ON, Canada. June 2-3, 2015.
Canadian Association for Social Work Education Conference, at Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Session: LGBT. Intersecting Cultures: Addressing the Needs of LGBT Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Canada, by Nick Mulé, (Associate Professor, York University) and Kathleen Gamble, (PhD Candidate, York University). University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 1 – 4, 2015.
Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes Conference, at Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Session: Envisioning LGBT Human Rights in the Caribbean. The Discourse of Sexuality and Resistance in and from the Global South: A Caribbean Case, by Pere DeRoy, (PhD Candidate, York University), Queer Affirmations: Negotiating the Possibilities and Limits, by Amar Wahab, (Assistant Professor, York University), Compliance and Resistance: Fruits of Criminalization, by Maria Fontenelle, (United and Strong, St. Lucia). Chair: Amar Wahab. University of Ottawa, Ottawa ON, Canada, May 30 – June 2, 2015.
Law and Society Association, 2015 Annual Meeting. Law’s Promise and Law's Pathos in the Global North and Global South. Session: Sociolegal Approaches to Global LGBT Issues. Envisioning papers: Recriminalisation of Consensual Same Sex Relations in Africa: Contextualising the Recent Developments, by Monica Tabengwa, (lawyer, Botswana) and Adrian Jjuuko, (Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum, Uganda), and From Empathy to Contempt: The Re-Criminalization of Homosexuality in India, Arvind Narrain, (Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore, India). Seattle Washington, May 28 - 31, 2015.
Law and Society Association, 2015 Annual Meeting. Session: Sexual and Reproductive Rights Lawfare – Comparative and Transnational Perspectives. Panel Discussant Adrian Jjuuko, (Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum, Uganda). Seattle Washington, May 28 - 31, 2015.
Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies Conference. Session: Envisioning Protection and Belonging for LGBT Forced Migrants panel discussion. Eric Gitari (Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission of Kenya), Sharalyn Jordan (Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University), Rohan Sajnani (LLM). Toronto, ON Canada, May 13-15, 2015.
17th Annual Health and Human Rights Conference: Global Health and Human Rights - LGBTQ Perspective. Session: Engaging Health Care Practitioners, Researchers and Educators in an Advocacy Agenda, by Charmaine Williams. University of Toronto International Health Program, Toronto, ON Canada, March 8, 2015.
Fourth Annual International Development Conference: Decolonizing Development. Panel presentation, Queering Development: Heteronormativity, Sexual Diversity and LGBTQ Perspectives; Global South LGBT human rights defenders - at the forefront of international LGBT human rights by Nancy Nicol; with Douglas Kerr. Chair, Maurice Tomlinson. University of Toronto Scarborough, Toronto, ON Canada, February 8th, 2015.
Fourth Annual International Development Conference: Decolonizing Development, Panel presentation, Queering Development: Heteronormativity, Sexual Diversity and LGBTQ Perspectives screening of No Easy Walk To Freedom, with intro by Nancy Nicol. University of Toronto Scarborough, Toronto, ON Canada, February 8th, 2015.
Visible Evidence 21 Conference, "LGBTQ Documentary In India After 377: Where Are We Coming From, Where Are We Going?" panel hosted by Thomas Waugh. "Making the Links: Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights", by Nancy Nicol (York University) with Anjali Gopalan (director, Naz Foundation India Trust); Co-hosted by Jawaharlal Nehru University and Jamia Millia Islamia, India International Centre, Delhi, India. December 11-14, 2014.
Canadian Council for Refugees Consultation. Presentation: The Experiences and Specific Needs of Trans Refugees in the GTA by Kathleen Gamble (PhD student, York University). Gatineau, Québec, November 28, 2014
International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) World Conference, No Easy Walk to Freedom, screening. Mexico City, Mexico. October 27 - 31, 2014.
Strangers in New Homelands Conference 2014, 7th Annual Conference on the Social Reconstructing of Home Among Immigrants in the Diaspora. Presentation: Where is Home? LGBT Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Canada, by Nick Mulé. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba. October 23 and 24, 2014
Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development: Promoting Social and Economic Equality. Panel: Strengthening Social and Cultural Wellbeing – Refugee Issues. Presentation: Shortcomings of a Promised Land: Experiences of LGBT Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Canada by Nick Mulé. University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. July 10, 2014.
World Pride Human Rights Conference.
Is Canada a Safe Haven for LGBT Refugees? Envisioning Canada Research Team panel, moderated by Debbie Douglas. Nick Mulé, Paulina Wyrzykowski, Eric Gitari and Rohan Sajnani, University of Toronto, June 25, 2014.
Challenging the Colonial Anti-Sodomy Law Legacy, Envisioning Law and Human Rights Mechanisms panel, moderated by Douglas Elliott. Monica Tabengwa (Human Rights Watch), Adrian Jjuuko (Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum, Kampala, Uganda), Maurice Tomlinson (Lawyer, Caribbean) and Arvind Narrain (Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore India). University of Toronto, June 26, 2014.
We are here: LGBTI Resilience and Resistance in Uganda, Envisioning Africa Research Team panel: Richard Lusimbo, Junic Wambya, and Brian Nkyooyo, Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights and partner, SMUG: Sexual Minorities Uganda, research and participatory video projects in Uganda. University of Toronto, June 26, 2014.
Botho: LGBT lives in Botswana, Envisioning Africa Research Team panel: Monica Tabengwa, Jason Kaene Youngman and Nancy Nicol. Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights and partner LeGaBiBo: Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana, participatory video projects in Botswana. University of Toronto, June 26, 2014.
Telling Our Stories: LGBT lives in the Caribbean, Envisioning Caribbean Research Team panel: Namela Baynes (Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Guyana), Maria Fontenelle, (United and Strong, St. Lucia), Brian-Paul Welsh (J-FLAG, Jamaica) and Caleb Orozco (UniBAM, Belize) participatory video projects in the Caribbean. Toronto, June 27, 2014. University of Toronto, June 27, 2014.
National Metropolis Conference 2014. A New Balancing Act for Sexual Minority Refugees? Impacts of Refugee Reform for LGBT Asylum in Canada. Moderator: Debbie Douglas. Envisioning panel, in partnership with OCASI, Erika Gates-Gasse, Sharalyn Jordan, El-Farouk Khaki. Gatineau, Québec, Canada. March 12-15, 2014
Rainbow Health Ontario 2014 conference: “Creating Change Together”, Envisioning panel: Making the Links: LGBT Refugees and the Effects of Criminalization, including Envisioning videos. Panel given by: Nancy Nicol, Nick Mulé, Craig Cromwell and a representative of Pride Uganda Alliance International. Toronto, Feb. 5-7, 2014
Society for Social Work and Research Annual Conference, Research for Social Change: Addressing Local and Global Challenges. Paper by Charmaine Williams: Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights, Caribbean Region: Access to Human Rights, Health and Social Services for Sexual/Gender Minorities from the Caribbean, San Antonio, Texas, January 19, 2014
Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting: Global Social Work - The World is Here. Paper: Global/Queer Power/Knowledge: Ethical and Methodological Challenges in LGBTQ Research in Developing Countries, by Charmaine Williams. Dallas, Texas, November 3, 2013.
York Symposium on the Scholarship of Engagement: Creating Local and Global Change. Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights: Strategic alliances to advance knowledge and social change, Envisioning panel, Nancy Nicol, Erika Gates-Gasse and Nick Mulé: Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights: York University, Toronto, October 2, 2013.
Caribbean Women and Sexual Diversity Conference: Strengthening the Invisible Woman and Empowering Her to Leadership, Envisioning Caribbean panel presentation by Placide, Fontenelle, Verbeke and Nelson, and screening of Envisioning/SASOD video: Criminal Law (Offences) Act – Human Rights Documentary, at the Human Rights Meeting. Curacao Sept. 24-28, 2013.
World Out Games, Human Rights Conference: From Safe Harbours to Equality. Envisioning Caribbean panel presentation by Kenita Placide who spoke on current developments in the Caribbean and showed Envisioning/Saint Lucia video Our Saint Lucian Experience; Antwerp, Netherlands, July 31-Aug 11, 2013.
2nd African Same Sex Sexuality and Gender Identity: ASSS&GD Conference, Paper presented by Richard Lusimbo, Homosexuality in the public debate, the media and public opinion in Uganda, Botswana and Kenya. This presentation aims at giving a comparative analysis of the public debate, public opinion, and the role of the media on same-sex sexuality in Uganda, Kenya and Botswana. This is a documentary research which includes press articles and scientific literature. Nairobi, Kenya. March 17-20, 2014.
International Bar Association - Satellite Conference. Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights presentation by Douglas Elliott. Dublin, Ireland, September 2012.
Rainbow Health Ontario 2012: “Supporting LGBT Health through Every Stage of Life." Envisioning panel: What We Need to Know (and Do) About the Health and Well-being of LGBT Asylum Seekers, moderated by: Phyllis Waugh (Rainbow Health Ontario). Papers: Background on the Envisioning Research Study, Nick Mulé and Charmaine Williams, Among Friends – The 519 Church Street Community Centre, by Karlene Williams-Clarke (The 519 Church St. Community Centre), Positive Spaces Initiative (PSI) – OCASI, by Hurly Meraveles (Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants), How do asylum seekers find Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP)? by David Lewis-Peart (Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention). Ottawa, March 23, 2012.
14th National Metropolis Conference: Future Immigration Policies: Challenges and Opportunities for Canada. A New Balancing Act for Sexual Minority Refugees? Potential Impacts of Refugee Reform for LGBT Asylum in Canada, Envisioning panel moderated by Nancy Nicol. Papers: LGBT Refugees and Asylum Based on Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity, by Jennifer Hyndman, (York University, Centre for Refugee Studies); Ugandan LGBTI Refugee Claimants: In Search for Durable Solutions, by Adrian Jjuuko (Coordinator of the Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law & Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF) Uganda); Protecting Asylum Rights of (Un)Convention(al) Refugees, Community Advocacy and Research on Queer and Trans Refugee Protection, by Sharalyn Jordan, (Simon Fraser University); Bill C-31: Radical change in articulated, immigration and refugee policy, by El-Farouk Khaki, (immigration lawyer). Toronto, March 2, 2012.
North American OutGames Human Rights Conference, Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights, panel, moderated by Nancy Nicol (Faculty of Fine Arts, York University); Papers: Jennifer Hyndman (Centre for Refugee Studies, York University); Douglas Sanders (University of Sydney); El-Farouk Khaki (refugee lawyer); Phyllis Waugh, (Rainbow Health Ontario), Vancouver, British Columbia, July 27, 2011.
International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM)13 Conference: Governing Migration. Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights panel, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) Identities, Governance, and Asylum, organized and moderated by Jennifer Hyndman, (York University, Toronto, Canada). Papers: Uganda’s Anti Homosexuality Bill; Its implications for forced migration, by Adrian Jjuuko, (Coordinator, Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law-Uganda, Kampala) (www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iRRPkYlixE); GLBT 'Discretion', Persecution and Self-Protection: An International Comparative Analysis of Refugee Status Determination, by Robert Lidstone, (Dept. of Geography, York University, Toronto, Canada) (www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNKG8cg3Fy8), Impact of Discriminatory Legislation on LGBT Human Rights Defenders in Uganda by Hassan Shire, Eastern Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project, Kampala, Uganda (www.youtube.com/watch?v=N95_YGYdeGg); and Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights - Connecting the Dots Across Global Struggle, by Nancy Nicol, (York University, Toronto). Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights, (www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5dUIbhH9ZA). Kampala, Uganda, July 5, 2011.
International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) World Conference. Introducing - Envisioning Global LGBT Human Rights, panel: Kimberley Vance, Helen Kennedy, Monica Tabengwa, Maurice Tomlinson, Kenita Placide, and video short on Naz Foundation India by Nancy Nicol. San Paulo, Brazil. December 10, 2010.