A one-day workshop to connect people who work on different struggles across continents, class, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, religion, etc. Scholars, artists and activists to take a lead in an interactive conversation that aims to align different struggles while addressing social inequities. Presentations will share knowledge on particular struggles while workshops aim to (re)connect and align different struggles, be they anti-colonial, environmental or anti-racists, tackling sexism or capitalism.

 

I will collaborate with Dr. Gavin Brown to deliver a short session on the day.

 

5th June 2017

 

Other speakers:

Dr. Lory Janelle Dance, Visiting Researcher at Lund University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies in Sweden and an Associate Professor of Sociology and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Working on marginalised and/or underrepresented minorities in the U.S. and Sweden, with a special focus on low-income urban communities.

 

Dr. Leah Bassel, Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of Leicester. Her research interests include the political sociology of gender, migration, race and citizenship.

 

Divya Ghelani, Writer and part of the Writing East Midlands she is about to publish her debut novel RUNAWAY. (Germany based)

 

Dr. Gavin Brown, Associate Professor in Human Geography, University of Leicester, and is a cultural, historical and political geographer. His research is primarily located within the field of the geographies of sexualities with an interest in activism and protest movements.

 

Ambrose Musiyiwa, CivicLeicester, a community media channel that uses video and photography to document and highlight conversations taking place in and around Leicester. He also coedited “Welcome to Leicester” (Dahlia Publishing, 2016); a poetry anthology that explores what Leicester means to the people who call it “home”.

 

Jeannette Ehlers is a visual artist based in Copenhagen. She is educated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art. In her well-known and highly recognised work she extensively engages with and constantly discusses how we all engage with colonialism and racism as a cultural heritage.

 

Gretchen Carroll, Water Protector, Radio DJ, activist. She is on the front lines of the Dakota Access Pipeline resistance. She talks about North America history of violence against Native Americans and her personal journey to transcend the contemporary consequences of that history.

 

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