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Nicholas Opiyo and Film Screening of God Loves Uganda

Venue: Room 002, Lane History Corner, Main Quad, Stanford University.

Host: Center for African Studies.

About the film: In this Academy Award Winning documentary film, Roger Ross Williams explores the role of the conservative American Evangelical movement in Uganda’s turn towards biblical law and the 2014 Anti-Homosexuality Act, which proposed the death penalty for homosexuality. The film follows evangelical leaders in America and Uganda along with politicians and missionaries in their attempt to eliminate “sexual sin” and convert Ugandans to fundamentalist Christianity. “Shocking, horrifying, touching and enlightening, God Loves Uganda will make you question what you thought you knew about religion.” - www.godlovesuganda.com

Speaker: Nicholas Opiyo, visiting Ugandan constitutional and human rights lawyer, and founding Executive Director of Chapter Four Uganda, will lead a post-film discussion. Mr. Opiyo was recently acclaimed for his successful challenge of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act before the Ugandan Constitutional Court.

This documentary screening is the first event of the Spring Series: Civil Liberties and Human Rights Protection in Africa. The events below will follow:

  • April 15 - Africa Table with Nicholas Opiyo - Reversing Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act: Lessons from Legal Activism in Defending Sexual Minorities in Africa
  • April 20 - Lunchtime seminar with Nicholas Opiyo, John Githongo, and Larry Diamond - Reimagining Civil Society in Sub-Saharan Africa: Opportunities for Action on Behalf of Minorities
  • April 21 - Lunchtime seminar with Thierry Cruvellier - Sierra Leone: From War to Recovery
  • April 23 - Student focused lunchtime career event with Nicholas Opiyo and John Githongo - Ni Sisi (It's Us): Career Opportunities in Social Transformation and Public Service 
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