Meet the Activist: Political Research Associates (PRA) & Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG)

Published on Mar 22, 2010

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The anti-homosexuality bill now before the Ugandan legislature is just the latest in a series of attacks on LGBTI people and their allies. Join Astraea to hear firsthand from Africans who have witnessed the realities facing LGBTI people in Uganda. Learn how U.S. religious fundamentalists have contributed to “collateral damage” for Ugandan sexual minorities while pursuing their own agendas. Frank Mugisha (SMUG), Kapya Kaoma (PRA), and Reverend Patricia Ackerman have been active in challenging discrimination within the church and civil society in both Africa and the United States.

USA- New York


Monday, March 22
6:00 – 8:00 PM EST (6:30 – 7:30 PM EST for call-in participants only)

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116 East 16th Street, 7th Floor
(between Irving Place and Union Square East)
New York, NY

Political Research Associates (PRA) is a progressive think tank devoted to supporting movements that are building a more just and inclusive democratic society. We expose movements, institutions, and ideologies that undermine human rights.

Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) is a coalition of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) human rights organizations. Founded in 2004 to organize LGBTI groups to create a strong LGBTI community in Uganda, the coalition works to challenge discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The Meet the Activist event is a series of roundtable discussions hosted by Astraea as a means to connect grantee partners with supporters in a first-hand and in-depth manner. All events are available both in-person or via a call-in and are recorded for possible future broadcast. Don’t miss this in-depth look at Colombia, and stay tuned to hear from Astraea grantee partners from all over the world.

Frank Mugisha, Executive Director, Sexual Minorities Uganda
The Rev. Dr. Kapya Kaoma, Projext Director, Political Research Associates
The Rev. Patricia Ackerman, LGBT/SOGI Human Rights Officer, Unitarian Universalist UN Office