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Queer East: Sportswashing

In recognition of the quite valid reservations that have been expressed about FIFA’s choice of Qatar to host the Football World Cup, we’re organising a Queer East panel discussion on the issue of sportswashing for Plexal members and the Here East community.

The panel will dive into what sportswashing is, how it causes damage, why it works and how we can all appreciate the World Cup while acknowledging its negative associations – not only in the context of Qatar, but much closer to home as well.

It’s a serious discussion topic, and the event will be as inclusive as we can make it. We encourage everyone to come along and listen, engage, and share their perspectives.

Panellists confirmed so far are:

  • Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney
  • Chris Newman, Content Coordinator at Plexal (Host)


Date / Time:
November 24 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm