In collaboration with the Year of the Queer interdisciplinary series, Shansi sponsors Queer Communities in Indonesia and Pakistan, a 2-day mini-series. The event includes a screening of the documentary, Tales of the Waria, winner of the San Diego Asian Film Festival Best Documentary Award, Barcelona Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Audience Choice Award, & Asian American International Film Festival Audience Choice Award. The second night Shansi welcomes keynote speaker, Jeff Redding, to talk on the 2009 Supreme Court ruling of the Pakistani Court to better provide for their transgendered citizens. He aims to describe these developments and, in the process, use comparative inquiry to critically examine American stories and conceptions about how rights do or do not develop for queer populations around the world, and also in the United States.
Please visit the Year of the Queer website for further information on upcoming events.