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Thursday, January 24

Resisting Hate-Speech on the Walls: (Anti)Homphobia Graffiti in Post-Socialist Europe
4:00 pm
Mitja Velikonja, Professor for Cultural Studies and Head of the Center for Cultural and Religious Studies, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
501 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Department of Sociology, Gender, Sexuality and and Women's Studies Program

Political graffiti and street art were traditionally a media of left-wing activists. Now they are increasingly becoming also the media of the right-wing extremists. This lecture focuses on one of such problematic trends: homophobic graffiti, stencils, stickers, posters etc. and immediate – spontaneous or systematic– reactions with anti-homophobic ones in Post-Socialist Eastern Europe.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit gsws.pitt.edu.