LGBTI Lives in Saint Lucia (Caribbean region) will be the focus today as United and Strong hosts a panel discussion in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The organization will screen a documentary on LGBT lives in Saint Lucia and discuss activism in the island and the region. There will be a particular focus on ‘invisibility’ of lesbian and bisexual women in the conversation on LGBTI.
The panel discussion was organized by the Centre for Women’s Studies in Education (CWSE), housed at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. WHRI is a research centre designed to foster feminist scholarship, teaching, and activism relevant to education, broadly defined.
Kenita Placide, Co-Executive Director of United and Strong, will lead the discussion with the support of another Saint Lucian activist and U&S Advocacy and Communications Officer. Placide, whose dynamic and effective LGBTI activism has spanned more than a decade and has included engagement with national, regional, and international bodies to advance the cause of human rights for LGBTI people, is also on the boards of the Caribbean regional organization CariFLAGS and ILGA World.
The documentary screening and discussion will be held at OISE Library from 1- 3p.m. It is free and open to public.