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Litigating LGBTQI+ Rights in Kenya

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University of Wisconsin Pyle Center (Alumni Lounge)

702 Langdon Street

Madison, WI 53706

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This event is co-hosted by QLaw (UW Law's LGBTQ+ Inclusive Student Organization), UW Quoncil, the UW Human Rights Program and the Inclusive Healthcare Initiative.

This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Limited seats are available, so please reserve your FREE ticket today!

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Eric Gitari is a human rights lawyer and queer activist from Nairobi, Kenya. His work analyzes constitutional law and social change with regard to homosexuality in three African countries: Botswana, Kenya and Nigeria. Additionaly, Gitari has just completed a fellowship in Senegal and Gambia. His work compares the legal, political and social challenges resulting from criminalization of same sex conduct in African legal systems and the effect of such criminalization in accessing rights – such as right to fair trial, employment, registration of associations, housing and expression. As a lawyer, Gitari has also stood before the High Court of Kenya advocating for the rights and equal representation of LGBTQI+ persons.

Eric Gitari joins us October 31 to discuss his legal and policy advocacy work, the status of LGBTQI+ persons today, and stories from the front lines of the ongoing battle for equality.

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