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Religion in the Public Sphere Forum

Thu, September 26, 2013

Location: University College, Room 140, 15 King’s College Circle, Toronto

Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm

Title: Religion, Sexual Diversity and South Asian Youth Culture in the GTA

The community workshop sessions and the public forum will assess  the role that religion plays in the expression of gender and sexual diversity among South Asian youth in the GTA. What role does religion play in shaping sexual and gender identities? How do religious and cultural communities and Canadian values of assimilation and multiculturalism intersect to produce ambiguities, challenges, and opportunities for young South Asian Canadians in their gender expression and formation of sexual identities?

Forum participants:

Kavita Bissoondial (LGBT Youth Line Coordinator and social justice advocate)
El-Farouk Khaki (lawyer and human rights activist)
Farrah Khan (community activist and educator)
Momin Rahman (Professor of Sociology, Trent University)
Ramraajh Sharvendiran (Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention)


Ayesha Valliani (Department for the Study of Religion)

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