On Wednesday the 8th of December 2021 the Ujamaa Centre will launch the 5th Annual Memorial Eudy Simelane Lecture. The digital lecture will be released via the social media platforms of the Ujamaa Centre in the form of a YouTube link and it can be freely downloaded, distributed, and engaged from the 8th of December 2021.
Professor Zethu Matebeni, who has recently been appointed as the first SARChI Chair in Sexualities, Genders, and Queer Studies at the University of Fort Hare will serve as the keynote speaker for this year and will engage the theme: Men, Masculinity and Homophobic Hate Crimes. We believe that conversations pertaining to men and masculinity are imperative considering the South African GBV and homophobic hate crime landscape. More than ever, this seems to be a pertinent intervention with important conversations, especially if one considers the noticeable increase in incidences of homophobic hate crime in 2021.
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