"Taboo Yardies" Documentary Screening and Discussion
Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
“Taboo Yardies” Screening and Discussion
The Center for Transatlantic Relations, Alturi, and Human Rights First cordially invite you to this event in The Geopolitics of LGBT Rights Forum Series.
“Taboo Yardies” gives voice to those Jamaicans who dare to speak up and out about the intolerance and violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, particularly in the context of human rights. After the film, Selena Simmons-Duffin will facilitate a Q&A discussion with filmmaker Selena Blake and activist Angeline Jackson.
Angeline Jackson is the Executive Director of Quality of Citizenship Jamaica, the only organization in Jamaica dedicated to the needs of lesbian and bisexual women. In April 2015, while speaking at a town hall meeting at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, President Obama commended Angeline’s work, bravery and advocacy for the LGBT community in Jamaica.
Selena Blake was born in Kingston, Jamaica. In 2004, she open her own film production company (MayNov Productions LLC). “Taboo Yardies” is her second documentary produced in 2011, following the release of “Queensbridge” in 2005.
Selena Simmons-Duffin is a producer for National Public Radio's Morning Edition.
This event is part of the series of public forums, panel discussions, and conferences planned over the course of 2015 by the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins SAIS. It also marks the last event in the launch week activities for Alturi, a new platform for mobilizing support of grassroots LGBTI activism worldwide.