RainbowYOUTH & the Holocaust Centre of NZ are proud to be hosting the Auckland leg of Professor William Spurlin’s tour of New Zealand, with several exciting events coming up looking at the treatment and ideas of queerness during the Nazi Holocaust during World War II.

William J Spurlin is Professor of English and Director of Teaching and Learning for Arts & Humanities at Brunel University London whose work is situated at the nexus of queer studies, postcolonial studies, and critical and cultural theory.

Public Lectures:

Comparative Queer Studies: Intersectionality as an Approach to Understanding (Sexual) Oppression and Resistance – Hosted by OUT@AUT

Date: Wednesday 2nd March 2016
Time: 4pm
Location: AUT Campus, Auckland City (WG609)

Please RSVP to: out@aut.ac.nz by 4pm 19 February


Author Night: Comparing Queer Identities across Time and Cultures – Hosted by Remuera Library

This is a rare opportunity to hear someone of wide international acclaim talking on topics of LGBTIQ people in the Holocaust, still of relevance to communities today.

Date: 3rd March 2016
Remuera Library, 429 Remuera Rd

Price: $5 – light refreshments will be served

Please RSVP to: Harriet.Hodge@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz or phone (09) 520 2532


Difference and dissidence in a post Holocaust World: the legacy of the Nazi persecutions of gay men and lesbians – Hosted by Auckland Museum

Date: 5th March 2016
auditorium doors open 12:30 for a 1pm start – ends at 2:30pm
AUDITORIUM, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Price: Free with Museum Entry. Bookings recommended at ticket desks, +64 9 306 7048 or bookings@aucklandmuseum.com. Door sales subject to availability.

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