DURHAM, N.C. — Duke University’s Center for LGBT Life has announced a host of activities for returning and new students to campus.
“Our Lives: Up Close and Personal” discussion groups will take place at the center on Sept. 15, Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at 2 West Union Building.
This is being held in conjunction with the Blue Devil United blog to augment LGBT and ally student life, which is a first for the community. Membership and topics are confidential.
Additionally, two presentations are planned for the first week in September.
On Sept. 6, 4-6 p.m., Justice Edwin Cameron will share “Constitutionalism and Diversity: Sexual Orientation in South Africa” in Smith Warehouse, Bay 4, C105. Cost is free.
South African Constitutional Court Justice Cameron will speak on efforts in South Africa to guarantee rights for LGTQ citizens post-apartheid. He will refer to “Somewhere Over the Rainbow Nation: Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Activism in South Africa” by Ryan Richard Thoreson. For more information, call Robin Kirk at 919-668-6511.
The next day, Sept. 7, Cameron will deliver a global health seminar, “Stigma and AIDS: The Personal and the Political” from 4-5 p.m. in the John Hope Franklin Center, Room 240.
Cameron is a sitting justice on South Africa’s Constitutional Court. His legal work and personal experience as an HIV-positive public figure have been instrumental in improving access to antiretroviral therapy and de-stigmatizing the disease in his home country. A catered reception will follow the talk. For more information, call Emma Finley at 919-668-4036.
To keep up with the latest news on the center, visit studentaffairs.duke.edu/lgbt.