As conversations around who can marry, who should be allowed to live in this country, and the policies governing these areas of American life continue to be present in our media, how are conversations taking shape in diaspora communities? Come explore how queer diasporas navigate the issues of marriage equality and immigration reform that have taken center stage. What does same-sex marriage offer LGBTQ im/migrants? How is immigration reform an LGBTQ issue? Beyond marriage equality and immigration reform, how can LGBTQ rights be advanced as human rights globally?
Join us for a facilitated discussion from 6-7pm on Wednesday, March 13 at the WBEZ West Side Bureau, March 20 at the WBEZ South Side Bureau, or March 27 at the WBEZ North Side Bureau.
Presented by WBEZ, the Center for Black Diaspora at DePaul University, and The Public Square - a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, both station partners.
Support for Chicago Public Media's Community Bureaus is provided in part by Polk Brothers Foundation, Met Life Foundation, and Crown Family Philanthropies.
The Center for Black Diaspora was established to promote and support the production of scholarly, cultural and creative work related to the experiences of Black people in the Diaspora. The Center encourages and supports the study of Black Diaspora in all its complexities as shaped by the historical experiences of Africa and the West, and actively promotes comparative perspectives to illuminate the particular experiences of African people both on the continent and in the Diaspora.
Created by The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council, Café Society is a series of conversations where families, friends, neighbors, and citizens come together to discuss current events and other important political and social issues. By engaging in the meaningful exchange of ideas and perspectives, these conversations aim to enliven the core of democracy and empower the public.