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Heaven and Hell: LGBT Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean
April 24, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
An event launching the UNC LGBT Representation and Rights Research Initiative’s new policy paper: LGBT Rights and Representation in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Influence of Structure, Movements, Institutions, and Culture
Professor Javier Corrales, Amherst College
Angélica Lozano MP, Colombia
Jaevion Nelson, JFLAG Jamaica
Javier Corrales is the Dwight W. Morrow 1895 Professor of Political Science at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. His research focuses on democratization and the political economy of development. His work on Latin America has concentrated on presidential powers, political parties, economic reforms, international relations, and sexuality. He is co-editor of The Politics of Sexuality in Latin America: A Reader on GLBT Rights (University of Pittsburgh Press 2010).
Angélica Lozano Correa is a Colombian lawyer and politician. She served as Mayor of Chapinero from 2005 to 2008. She was elected to the city council of Bogotá in 2011. In 2014 she was elected to the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia as a Green Party candidate in Bogotá, becoming the country’s first out LGBT legislator.
Jaevion Nelson is one the leading LGBT rights activists in Jamaica. He is the executive director of the Jamaica Youth Advocacy Network (JYAN), a youth-led advocacy organization focusing on issues related to youth development and sexual and reproductive health and rights, and the program coordinator for the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays — better known as J-FLAG.
Presentation by Javier Corrales of LGBT Rights and Representation in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Influence of Structure, Movements, Institutions, and Culture.
Roundtable panel discussion highlighting the personal experiences of Lozano, Nelson and Corrales, and the state of LGBT rights in Colombia, Jamaica and the region writ large. Moderator to be confirmed.