Civil Rights Defenders › LGBT+ Activism School
Civil Rights Defenders is opening a call for applications for the first generation of the LGBT+ Activism School.
The School of LGBT+ Activism is a project organized by Civil Rights Defenders aimed at improving the position of the LGBT+ community by educating future activists how to actively support the improvement of the situation for the LGBT+ community in Serbia. Through educating the participants in the history of the LGBT+ movement, development of skills and providing help and guidance in the realization of the first projects – the goal of empowering a new generation of LGBT+ activists will be reached.
The school is divided into three modules. Each module will last approximately one week in a month, over the course of three months.
The first module – Introduction/History: During the lectures in the first module – the participants will get introduced to the basics of the LGBT+ terminology, they will listen to introductory lessons of the history of the LGBT+ movement, analyze the development of the LGBT+ subculture as well as get familiar with the most relevant philosophical, sociological and other scientific theories related to the LGBT+ community.
The second module – Skills development: The lectures in the second module will be focused on the development of skills of the future activists. Along with receiving lessons in the history of the LGBT+ movement in the first module, the school aims to develop participant’s skills that will help them as activists in the future. Skills of argumentation, public speaking, event and action organizing, etc. will be improved through interdisciplinary lessons. The second module is mostly based on the approach of participatory lectures as opposed to more theoretical approach in the first module.
The third module – Practical application: The third module of the LGBT+ Activism School will be focused on the practical application of the knowledge acquired in the first two modules. Through collaborative work with mentors/lecturers – the participants of the LGBT+ Activism School will learn how to plan and organize their first activities as LGBT+ activists. The students will submit project proposals, and selected ones will be realized during Pride Week 2017. with financial support and guidance by Civil Rights Defenders.
Please submit your CV along with a written essay “How would I improve the situation of the LGBT+ community in Serbia”
The participants must have a good knowledge of English language – reading/speaking/writing at least 4.