This event is part of the Spring Series on Civil Liberties and Human Rights Protection in Africa
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. At Chapter Four he is engaged in providing legal support for human rights and pro-democracy activists.
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
Sponsored by the Stanford Initiative For Religious and Ethnic Understanding and Coexistence, supported by the President’s Fund, the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE), Religious Studies, and the Taube Center for Jewish Studies. Co-sponsored by the Center for African Studies, the Haas Center for Public Service, the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights & International Justice, the Stanford Forum for African Studies, Stanford in Government, the Stanford Association for International Development, and the Stanford African Students Association.
This event is open to students, faculty, staff, and community members. All are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion.