Eric Richardson

A master's graduate in education Eric's early career was spent as a teacher before lecturing at Wits. He played a leading role in a creating a curriculum in the areas of Sociology and Philosophy of Education courses and introduced course on gender and sexuality for teacher training. In 2006 he became Managing Director of the Themba HIV & AIDS Organisation. The NGO does interactive theatre and innovative training in various correctional centres, businesses and community centres and schools. In 2007 they won the Mail and Guardian's "Investing In The Future� Award for most innovative project in South Africa. Eric pub- lishes articles and book chapters and speaks at conferences. He serves on the board of the Durban gay & Lesbian Community Centre and the Board of Editors of International Journal of LGBT Youth. He's currently researching for a book for teachers on how to promote gender and sexual diversity in schools.

Lunch spot: News Cafe, Civic Theatre, Johannesburg