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Unless otherwise announced, our programs will downtown in the Chace Center in Colby’s new building on Maine Street.
Note: There will be a summer program this year at Colby College in early August.
The next Forum program:
Wednesday, March 20
12 noon (lunch ready by 11:30)
Chace center, Colby College, Main Street, Waterville
Contemporary Africa-China and Corruption-Challenge or Curse?
Thursday, May 16 7:15
Admission: $5 for adults, all students are free!
Railroad Square Cinema, Waterville
See Transmilitary for more information and a trailer.
TransMilitary chronicles the lives of four individuals (Senior Airman Logan Ireland, Corporal Laila Villanueva, Captain Jennifer Peace and First Lieutenant El Cook) defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own. They put their careers and their families’ livelihoods on the line by coming out as transgender to top brass officials in the Pentagon in hopes of attaining the equal right to serve. The ban was lifted in 2016, but with President Trump now trying to reinstate it, their futures hang in the balance again.
Around 15,500 transgender people serve in the U.S. military (notably the largest transgender employer in the U.S.), where they must conceal their gender identity because military policies ban their service.
Friday, May 17
9 am Erskine Academy
12 noon Regular GF Program
Colby College Chace Center, Main Street, Waterville
Kyle Knight is a researcher in the LGBT rights program at Human Rights Watch. Prior to joining the LGBT rights program, he was a fellow at the Williams Institute of the University of California at Los Angeles and a Fulbright scholar in Nepal. As a journalist he has worked for Agence France-Presse in Nepal and for IRIN, the UN’s humanitarian news service, reporting from Burma, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Indonesia. He has previously worked for UNAIDS, the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, and in the children’s rights and health and human rights divisions at Human Rights Watch. He studied cultural anthropology at Duke University.
He has written numerous article. See Kyle Knight
Details about lunch options and registration will be posted in April.
Date to be determined:
Prof. Dan LaFave