Women Of Colour: Artivism And Cultural Resistance

Sat 20 May 2017 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm FREE!
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Women Of Colour: Artivism And Cultural Resistance - Brixton Pound - London - Brixton
Brixton Pound (http://brixtonpound.org/)

[*The event is free, however registration via Eventbrite is needed to secure your place.*]The M.A.D. Project is happy to invite you to our second FREE* event in London, where together with a panel of female Artivists and Cultural Activists we will discuss the power of arts and culture in challenging racism, discriminative practices and xenophobic manifestations. This event will be initiated by discussions of the work and lived experiences of female Artivists and Cultural Activists including:1 - Nasreen Shaikh Jamal Al Lailfrom Variant Space: http://variantspace.com/2 - Ndella PayeOne of the leaders of the Afro-feminist movement in France and one of the participants in the great documentary of Amandine Gay. https://palestinefrommyeyes.wordpress.com/3 - Shahd AbusalamaPalestinian Artist, Writer and AcitvistThe event will feature art work by the Panellists.Why is this event important to the M.A.D. Project:As Arundhati Roy rightly puts it, “There's really no such thing as the 'voiceless'. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.” Although they are the most discriminated group in our societies, the voices of women of colour are often silenced or unheard, thus being reduced to passive victims with no agency.From Europe to the Middle-East, and from Asia to the far end of Africa, the M.A.D Project has encountered the most fearless female activists who fight everyday against racial oppression, (neo)-colonialism, and gender discrimination. We have also explored communities whose economy and cultural heritage is proudly sustained by women. This is the case for some matrilineal societies such as the Minenkebau in Indonesia or Comoros in Africa.The Arts and Cultural expressions are often the medium in which women of colour and, more generally, Southern women try to dismantle local and global systems of dominations and misrepresentations. Their art challenges the perceptions and biases that are so strongly propagated in Western societies and beyond, their work affirms their identities and contributes to the restoration of justice and dignity.Our panel aims to be a mini-representation of this ignored reality. In line with the principles of the M.A.D Project, our primary goal for this event, is to challenge the systems of oppression against women of colour by listening to the voices of females’ artivists and cultural activists.Every event is another collective step towards positive development of perspectives and to achieving our shared universal objectives! Every ounce of engagement is valuable from turning up to asking a question. These events will also open possibilities for cooperation with potential partners or individuals.
Sat 20 May 2017
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Brixton Pound
77 Atlantic Road,
SW9 8PU, United Kingdom