SAVE THE DATE!
CHANGING FACES CHANGING SPACES (CFCS) VI
14th to 16th June 2017
Changing Faces Changing Spaces is a Pan African Conference that brings together human rights activists and organisations, health and legal professionals, allies and donor partners from across Africa and beyond, undertaking and supporting African sex worker and LGBTIGNC activism. We deliberate, strategise and share the experiences that impact our movements. It is unique in the sense that it is a conference conceptualized and planned by a task force comprised by activists resourced from the LGBTI and sex worker movements in Africa.
UHAI EASHRI is pleased to announce the dates of the 6th Changing Faces Changing Spaces Conference which will be held from the 14th to the 16th of June 2017 with pre conferences on the 12th and 13th of June 2017.
Keep a look out for our calls for task force applications, submission of abstracts and registration all of which will be shared soon.
What happens at CFCS? CFCS V was themed Visibility in our identities, solidarity in We! Powerand you can take a look at the report here!
CALLING ALL AFRICAN SEX WORKER SEXUAL AND GENDER MINORITY ACTIVISTS TO VOLUNTEER IN THE UHAI EASHRI CFCS VI CONFERENCE TASK FORCE
UHAI EASHRI is pleased to announce that the 6th Changing Faces, Changing Spaces Conference (CFCS VI), will be convened from the 14th to 16th of June 2017.
What is CFCS? CFCS is a conference that over the past five convenings has brought together human rights activists and organisations, health and legal professionals, allies, and donor partners supporting work in Africa to discuss issues pertinent to the African sex worker, sexual and gender minority movements.
In this regard, UHAI EASHRI invites applications from sex worker, sexual and gender minority activists from across Africa to be a part of a volunteer team that will help us plan and organise for the upcoming and bound to be exciting CFCS VI.
This is a great opportunity for you to help shape the 6th Changing Faces, Changing Spaces Conference and to ensure your place at it. So if you;
- are an African sex worker or sexual and gender minorities activist that is curious about what goes on at CFCS Conference;
- aspire to have the experience of being part of the preparation for a conference with over 200 participants from all over Africa and beyond;
- are interested in being part of a team that will formulate and conceptualise pertinent and all encompassing themes as has been typical of CFCS conferences; and
- believe in the creation of platforms which allow for critical conversations about the African Sex worker ,sexual and gender minority movements to happen.
The team of nine (9) activists will support UHAI EASHRI in developing the Conference theme and agenda, with the needs of the sex worker sexual and gender minority communities in mind, and in light of lessons learned from previous conferences. This will require the activists, working within a conference task force, to volunteer their time and their unique perspectives in moulding this Conference to meet the needs of all the stakeholders involved. The participating activists will be a part of crucial decision-making regarding the content, logistics and organising of this Conference.
We are therefore seeking passionate and enthusiastic sex worker, sexual and gender minority activists to volunteer a little of their time (hopefully no more than 5 hours a week, over a period of 9 months). Participating activists will need to have regular and consistent access to Skype, internet, e-mail and telephone and be prepared to travel for the planning convenings.