14 MARCH 2015, BRIXTON
As an individual committed to equality and justice, it is with great pleasure that we invite you to attend ‘Black British Feminism: Past, Present and Futures’.
In collaboration with the Black Cultural Archives and Chardine Taylor-Stone, this one-day conference trace black feminist journeys and legacies into the present. Centred on intergenerational dialogue, the interactive programme encourages reflection, celebration and a return to an activist-centred movement.
In particular we are keen to invite you to attend the interactive evening elements of the programme.
KARIBU EDUCATION CENTRE: 4PM – 12AM
4PM: WISDOM CIRCLES: BLACK BRITISH ACTIVISM PAST AND PRESENT
Breaking out of the traditional workshop format, five wisdom circles will take place around the room facilitated by cross-generational black feminist activists. Each circle will facilitate a dialogue on a different topic, encouraging participants to listen and contribute to a crosspollination of ideas in a fluid and safe space. Wisdom Circles are an ancient way in which indigenous peoples came together in sacred circles to learn from each other how to survive, hope and dream.
Topics: Grassroots organising, queer activism, violence against women, mental health, challenging anti-blackness in non-black People of Colour communities and wellness and healing in transformatory work.
Please note that the wisdom circles are only open to Women/QTI of Colour.
6PM: MOVING FORWARD: A COLLECTIVE CONVERSATION ON THE FUTURE OF BLACK BRITISH FEMINISM
An open floor discussion on how the current wave of Black Feminism is defining its voice, its ideals and activism today. A panel will be present but incorporating a “Question Time” style format we strongly encourage discussion amongst all on the floor and on social media.
Chair: Nydia Swaby
Panelists: Liz Obi, Chardine Taylor-Stone, Ikamara Larasi and Dr Joan Anim-Addo (other panelists tbc).
DRINKS, MUSIC AND CHATTER: DJ’S FROM 10PM.