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GALA Events Events

Past Events

08:00 - 16:00
University of Witwatersrand
GALA, together with the Wits Centre for Diversity Studies (WiCDS), will host a Plenary Session, as part of the “Faith, Gender and Sexual Diversity” project, on Tuesday 6 September 2016.
18:00 for 18:30
Workers' Museum, Newtown, Johannesburg
Please join us for the launch of Proudly Malawian, a ground-breaking collection of life stories of eleven lesbian, bisexual and gender-nonconforming Malawians.
14:30
Apartheid Museum
Journeys of Faith tells the stories of LGBTI people who have struggled to reconcile their religious beliefs with their sexual orientation or gender identity. Join us for the launch of this thought-provoking and moving exhibition.
13:30 for 14:00
Soweto Theatre (cnr Bolani Link & Bolani Rd, Jabulani)
GALA invites you to the launch of two exciting new resources: Creative Resistance (facilitation manual) and Acting against Oppression (documentary). Help us celebrate with an afternoon of conversation and creativity.
4:30 – 7:30
Human Rights Room, Old Fort, Constitution Hill
Join us to celebrate and learn from the life of Simon Nkoli, an icon of the LGBTI, HIV and anti-apartheid movements.
Gauteng Department of Community Development
On 18th August GALA with the support of the LRS will be hosting a dialogue with the members of the LGBT community, members of the community policing forum and police trade unions.
13:00 to 15:30
Senate House 6, East Campus, University of the Witwatersrand, Braamfontein
High Commission of Canada, GALA, and WITS Centre for Diversity Studies invite you to the screening of "Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride". The screening will be followed by a discussion with executive producer Charlie David and local activists.
6.00 pm
Alliance Française – 17 Lower Park Drive, Parkview
Please join us for the launch of two exciting new publications and a thought-provoking conversation on homophobia and transphobia in the workplace. The panel discussion will feature representatives from GALA, the LRS, COSATU and ICHLRC.
11:30 - 12:45
Room B203, Bohlaleng Building, University of the Witwatersrand
GALA invites you to the launch of Under Pressure: The Regulation of Sexualities in South African Secondary Schools. Author Deevia Bhana will be talking through the findings of this groundbreaking study on attitudes towards homophobia in schools.
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
CB8, Central Block, University of the Witwatersrand, Braamfontein
This seminar will explore how sexual rights are being demanded, contested and articulated within three of the BRICS countries. It will examine how the fight for sexual rights is being played out, as well as the major issues, trends and challenges.
6 pm - 8 pm
Wits University East Campus, Senate House Basement Room 3
Join feminist and activist Kholoud Bidak for dialogue on recent events in Egypt.
6 pm for 6:30 pm
Alliance Française - 17 Lower Park Drive, Parkview
Join GALA and the Alliance Française for a special event celebrating IDAHO 2014. There will be film screenings and discussion, as well as the launch of a new exhibition.
11-11:30 am
Museum Africa
Queer Africa is being featured at the 2013 Jozi Book Fair. Join us for an interesting and thought-provoking conversation about queerness in writing.
2pm - 4pm
Wits Writing Centre, University of the Witwatersrand
Join us for a lovely afternoon of conversation and literature as we celebrate the launch of Queer Africa: New and Collected Fiction, the latest title from MaThoko's Books.
1:30pm
Wits Writing Centre, Wartenweiler Library, East Campus, University of the Witwatersrand
Help us to celebrate the launch of Home Affairs, GALA's latest publication. The event will feature an address by Dr Pregs Govender, Deputy Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission, as well as an exciting and thought-provoking panel discussion.
5:30 pm
Themba Interactive, 58 Jorrisen St, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
As part of the 2013 IDAHO celebrations, GALA will be launching Hear Us Out, an online space developed specifically for African LGBTI youth and their allies. Join us for a demonstration of this exciting new website and find out how to get involved.
18-26 March 2013, 9:00am - 5:00pm
GALA: Level 7, University Corner, 11-17 Jorrisen Street, Braamfontein
GALA invites you to a 5-day training workshop on citizen journalism. Open to Gauteng-based youth, this free workshop will introduce participants to the basic principles of citizen journalism and will explore how these can be used to promote LGBTI rights.
8 March 2013, 10 am – 4 pm
Graduate School Seminar Room, South West Engineering Building, East Campus, University of the Witwatersrand
An exciting one-day event focusing on the challenges faced by LGBTI refugees and migrants. As well as fostering significant sector linkages, the seminar will bring together LGBTI refugees and migrants with organisations working in the field.
8:30am–5:00pm
GALA Level 7, University Corner, 11-17 Jorrisen Street, Braamfontein
Hosted by GALA with support from the African Centre for Migration, and Trans and Intersex Africa, this four-day workshop will introduce participants to a range of art-based techniques that can be used to support and complement advocacy campaigns.
1 pm
Wits University, Graduate School Seminar Room, South West Engineering Building, East Campus
Dr Julia Hirst is holding a seminar, jointly hosted by Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action, the Wits School of Education, and Centre for the Study of AIDS, University of Pretoria.
University of Johannesburg Grasdak, Westdene
Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action and the Centre for Education Rights and Transformation will co-host the first Colloquium on Challenging Homophobia and Trans-phobia in South African Schools and Promoting Good Practise on 6–7 September at the University

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