This Pride Month, join SSAP and Hub Cymru Africa for a talk as part of our Back to Basics series. We invite you to explore gender with us as we listen to perspectives from two African individuals - Zee Monteiro and Linda Devo. This talk will provide attendees with a brief introduction to understanding gender outside of mainstream cis-hetero white-centric understandings. We invite :
• Those new to working within or considering joining the Welsh Africa community and would like to learn more about inclusivity
• Anyone who wants to better include people of all genders in services they provide to individuals and communities
• Those unsure of how to engage with people of diverse genders and want to understand how to communicate in a more gender inclusive manner
To ensure this event is accessible for all attendees, captioning and BSL interpretations can be provided, please email - email@example.com to request this.
Zee (she/they) is a community organizer, writer and poet. In their writing they challenge the audience to reflect and engage on topics relating to Blackness, Queerness, Female Masculinity and Vulnerability. Their work focuses on creating safe spaces for LGBTQ+ and BIPOC groups within society and on the digital platform. With their website Qingsland.com , Zee is determined to discover and bring to light the truest stories of Queer Black History and futures.
Linda Devo (sir) is a visual artist and teacher, also DJing as Devolicious, member of the kick-ass, Booty Bass DJ collective. Devo is co-founder of award-winning KiKi Bristol, a volunteer-led collective who create safe social space events led by and for the QTIPoC community in Bristol as well as being a member of Queer Vision, Bristol Pride’s film festival.