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Intersectionality: Being a double & triple minority in society
June 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
This panel will discuss overlapping identities and the importance of intersectional awareness. The conversation will discuss the situation of sexual and gender minorities in Norway who represent more than one minority group, and how the Norwegian system responds to LGBTQ+ asylum seekers.
- Maruwa Ibrahim, Advisor at Skeiv Verden (Queer World) working mostly on and with members of LGBTQ+ community with minority backgrounds. She is interested in topics related to migration and gender, blackness & African cultures and queer identities.She grew up in Stavanger and has an Eritrean muslim background.
- Stine Ihle Amankwah, Advisor at Minotek, a minority policy think tank. She is interested in and works on group dynamics and the construction of identity through social communities, and democratic participation as a prevention strategy against radicalisation.
- Aleks Gosto, Advisor for LGBTQ+ youth with minority backgrounds at Skeiv Verden. He is originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, where he spent many years actively engaged in trans-activism. He is interested in topics of trans migration, trans-specific healthcare, trans bodies in liminal spaces, transnational belonging, and interpolation of “trans” in postcolonial discourses in general.
Moderated by Rana Issa, Masahat – Open Spaces for Arab Culture in Exile.