Being LGBTQ+ in 2020: the undervalued consequences.
Description: Promoting peace within society and mutual understanding is one of the focus of SCI Belgium; as part of defending human rights, the aim of this study camp is to explore and deepen the knowledge (and possible misconceptions) about the LGBTQ+ community, considering aspects that most of the times are ignored (such as mental health) in favor of others ; this project aims at providing a different lens to look at the LGBT community and its societal issues, possibly by enhancing different conceptions related to cultures in order to achieve a fuller understanding.
Type of Work: rather than merely studying the subject, the work is to deepen one’s knowledge by a collective reflection and exchange of ideas; the whole project is split into three workshops, each one addressing a specific topic: the first one will introduce the birth of the umbrella term LGBTQ+ and will further debate about the need of having such a term to define queer people; the second will focus on the role of patriarchy and its consequences within the queer community; lastly, the third workshop will focus on mental health issues and disparities among queer and non-queer people; apart from a possible action at the end of the project, the project will be entirely online.
Study Theme: LGBTQ+ culture and misconceptions;
Accommodation: at your place!
Requirements: a laptop (or a tablet) with good internet connection ; quiet environment ; interest and passion towards the subject can be a plus when it comes to sharing information from different countries, however people with basic knowledge are welcome too! It is therefore essential to have mutual respect among the participants and willing to be open-mindeded to respect each other's opinion.
Notes: in order to make the study camp as enjoyable as possible, active participation, as well as thoughts and ideas, are kindly asked to promote exchange and create a group dynamic; the workshop will start at 3 pm CET and will end approximately at 6 pm CET: if this time is the only issue that stop you from participating, feel free to write us in order to arrange a time schedule suitable for the most people possible.