Changing Faces Changing Spaces (CFCS) is a biennial pan African activist-led and planned conference facilitated by UHAI.
It is a platform for African LGBTIQ and sex worker activists to strategize, network, plan and reflect on achievements and challenges pertinent to our movements.
In June last year, UHAI was the proud host of the sixth Changing Faces Changing Spaces (CFCS) conference themed: ‘Creating a Just Resistance: Our Struggles, Our Strides…’.
It was an exciting five days of deliberations and networking all captured through the eyes of a participant in the attached report.
A TALE FROM A CFCS NOVICE
DAY I WEDNESDAY 14TH JUNE 2017
Opening remarks and introduction
Plenary Session: The Danger of a Single Story
Plenary Session: Conversations on accountability
Plenary Session: Reform or Revolution
Parallel Session: Body Politx
Workshop: Community Driven Documentation
DAY II THURSDAY 15TH JUNE 2017
Plenary: Stick and Stones
Plenary: HAKI – Litigative Keys to Legislative Doors
Parallel Session: The ‘I’ is silenced: Intersex visibility in organising experiences.
Parallel Session: Sex and Pleasure
Donor Speed Dating Sessions
Africa Premier of Bisi Alimi’s play: “Africa’s Future Has No Space for Stupid Black Men”
Highlights from Side Event on West and Central Africa LGBTI Fund Meeting
FRIDAY 16TH JUNE 2017
Plenary Session: A better EU–Africa Partnership: Improving Human Rights, Education, Decent work and Democracy
Parallel Session: Body Economics
Plenary Session: Funding in Restrictive Areas
Parallel Session: Solace Project
Closing Plenary Session: Continentuity – Continental based membership organising
And then the curtain came down…