Event Details (RW2019)
Evgeny Shtorn is a civil society activist, organiser and LGBT researcher from Russia. He worked for years in a leading St Petersburg think tank, the Center for Independent Social Research, while also collaborating with such human-rights NGOs as the Russian LGBT Network and Memorial. In 2018, he was forced to leave Russia and claim asylum. His field of work includes hate crimes against LGBT people, racism and postcolonial theory. As an activist he is now trying to create awareness among Irish LGBT community and organizations about the situation with gender based discrimination in Direct Provision where LGBTI and victims of domestic violence are suffering the double isolation. For these purposes, he created a grassroots initiative 'Queer Diaspora' in support of people who are seeking asylum.
All welcome. Organised by EDI Unit