Breaking My Silence: Amplifying Our Voices as “Others”


Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge

In this lecture, Zimbabwean writer and educator Neal Hovelmeier shares publicly for the first time his lived experience as a gay man in a deeply homophobic environment. A year after his decision to come out made him a target of focused public outcry—including death threats—and forced him to resign from his job at a top Zimbabwean school, Hovelmeier will share his insights about how people living on the margins of society struggle to use their voices against the forces that seek to silence them.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Breaking My Silence: Amplifying Our Voices as “Others”