Dates: 16th – 27th February, 2021|| 6 Modules over 2 weeks || 3 sessions per week
Tuesdays & Fridays 6-8pm & Saturdays 4-6pm || Online Delivery via Zoom || 12 Contact Hours
Main Facilitators: Dr Angelique V. Nixon & Mr. Colin Robinson

A Certificate will be awarded by the IGDS, the UWI St Augustine Campus, to persons who attend and complete the course. Limited spaces available. Register Today!


Course Description:

This is a short course on Caribbean sexualities with a focus on LGBTQI+ experiences and research in the Caribbean. It will address topics such as sex, gender and sexuality, Caribbean sexuality studies, sexual and queer politics, and diverse genders and sexualities. The course will also offer engaging discussion and learning on regional LGBTQI+ activism and advocacy and navigating Caribbean cultural and legal landscapes. Finally, the course will include guest speakers who will present on a range of issues such as transgressive sexualities, sex work and labour, and sexual rights and justice in the Caribbean. Sessions will be held online using zoom and be very interactive using online technologies and time for discussion and group work as well as presentations by facilitators and special guest speakers.

Course Modules:

  1. Understanding Sex, Gender, and Sexuality – Concepts & Contexts | Intersectionality
  2. Critical Sexuality Studies | Caribbean Queer Studies | Sexual and Queer Politics
  3. Transgressive Sexualities and Genders | The Body, Personhood, Representation | Working Towards a Sexual Culture of Justice
  4. Sexual Rights and Justice in the Caribbean — Regional LGBTQI+ Advocacy & Activism | Navigating Cultural & Legal Landscapes
  5. The Problem of Sex: Work, Labour, Trafficking and Silences | Sex Work Activism
  6. Transformational Leadership and Human Rights Activism | LGBTQI+ Community Building and Empowerment | Social Justice Coalition Building

This short course is open to all interested in learning more about Caribbean diverse genders and sexualities. Practitioners, teachers, media professionals, first responders (police and healthcare workers), community activists and organisers, and other professionals who work in civil society, private sector, and/or the government (on issues related to gender and sexuality especially) are encouraged to register. Undergraduates, postgraduates and staff in all faculties – social sciences, humanities, education, science and technology, engineering, agriculture, law, medicine, etc. – with a strong interest in the topic are also encouraged to register, regardless of previous experience with sexuality studies.

Facilitators: Angelique Nixon & Colin Robinson | Special Guest Speakers: Kamala Kempadoo, Rosamond S. King, Nikoli Attai & Tracy Robinson


FINANCIAL SUPPORT – Scholarships & Bursaries:
Thanks to the support of the EU-Funded Human Rights Project — “A Sexual Culture of Justice” — a limited number of scholarships & bursaries are available. Scholarships will be awarded based on community activism and/ academic merit. Bursaries will be awarded based on financial need.


Bursary/Scholarship Application Deadline: 10 February 2021.
Registration for the Course – Deadline: 10 February 2021.

Course Cost:
TT$2,000 | US$300
TT$1,500 | US$220 for Students / Activists / Civil Society Organisers
Payment Deadline: February 12th, 2021

For further information, contact the Institute for Gender and Development Studies:
Phone: 662 2002 ext 83573 / 83577
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