Event 13-19 November 2017

13 November 2017

ISLAMOPHOBIA IN THE NAME OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS BY CENTRE FOR FEMINIST RESEARCH AND UNIT FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE (GOLDSMITHS COLLEGE, LONDON)

“Book launch for Sara R. Farris’s In the Name of Women’s Rights. The Rise of Femonationalism (Duke University Press 2017). In her book Farris examines the demands for women’s rights from an unlikely collection of right-wing nationalist political parties, neoliberals, and a range of feminist theorists and policy makers. Focusing on contemporary France, Italy, and the Netherlands, Farris labels this exploitation and co-optation of feminist themes by anti-Islam and xenophobic campaigns “femonationalism.” She shows that by characterizing Muslim males as dangerous to western societies and as oppressors of women, and by emphasizing the need to rescue Muslim and migrant women, these groups use gender equality to justify their racist rhetoric and policies. This practice also serves a crucial economic function. Farris analyzes how neoliberal civic integration policies and feminist groups channel Muslim and non-western migrant women into the segregating domestic and caregiving industries, all the while claiming to promote their emancipation. In the Name of Women’s Rights thus documents the links among racism, feminism, and the ways in which non-western women are instrumentalized for a variety of political and economic purposes.”

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16 November 2017

THE PLAN TO PARTITION BY THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES (LONDON)

“Free Document Display: In June 1947 it was announced that British India would partition into two new nation states – India and Pakistan. Yet when the expected date of British withdrawal from India was brought forward a year, communications broke down and the violence that ensued proved catastrophic. Iqbal Husain (The National Archives), Mandeep Samra and Sonyia Jamal (Let’s Go Yorkshire), and A’Ishah Waheed (Patchwork Archivists) will speak and offer a space for questions and reflections on this momentous event in history. An accompanying display of records from our collection will include the voices of some of the key players, including Jinnah and Gandhi.”

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17-25 November 2017

REFUGEE HISTORY EVENTS (NORWICH)

“Various events organised by the University of East Anglia. Includes: Panel discussions, Film Screening, Exhibition etc.”

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17-25 November 2017

LOST RIGHTS, FOUND JUSTICE? (SENATE HOUSE, LONDON)

“Lost rights, found justice?’ is a photography exhibition aimed at increasing public understanding of the rights and situation of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers through creative visual and legal tools. The exhibition will include photographs selected by a panel of experts in photography and human rights submitted through an open call.”

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17-18 November 2017

SOHAYA VISIONS PRESENTS SILENT SISTERS + BROTHERS UNHINGED – DOUBLE BILL (RICH MIX, LONDON)

“Told through poetry, song, music and movement, two plays based on real life British Asian memories of India/Pakistan partition.”

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18 November 2017

SWADHINATA TRUST PRESENTS BENGALI HISTORY WALK (LONDON)

“The Banglatown walk and talk is aimed at anybody interested in Bengali migration and settlement in the East End. It is an opportunity to learn about the Bengali community’s history and heritage, and the lives of people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, values and customs, exploring both the value of multiculturalism and the tensions it creates. The walk/talk will look at the legacy of the British Empire as migration from the colonies continued throughout the 20th century.”

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18 & 19 November 2017

CELEBRATING BLACK WOMEN IN SCIENCE CONFERENCE BY THE RACE AGAINST MEDICNE (QUEEN MARY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON)

“For much too long, the contributions made by black women in the world of health, medicine, engineering, physics, astronomy, research, microbiology, mathematics, pharmacy (…the list can go on for ever!) have been overlooked and under-appreciated. We will be commemorating the women who have and who are shaping the world of medicine and STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) today. Our two-day programme includes inspirational presentations by guest speakers, a live and lived exhibition – displaying an array of phenomenal women. There will be facilitated opportunities to network and liaise with some of the most influential women in medicine and STEM for your career progression, stalls and workshops to implement your learning practically. On Sunday, we will host a film screening of Hidden Figures, followed by a provocative discussion. And to truly celebrate in style, we will monument our weekend of black excellence with live entertainment at our after party!”

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19 November 2017

LITE, CAMDEN PEOPLE’S THEATRE (LONDON)

“A multimedia stage production exploring the themes of identity and self-image through a young black woman’s eyes. Combining drama, humour, pathos and vulnerability, Lite explores the issues of identity and conformity through a compelling, emotionally gripping and far-reaching exploration of skin lightening.”

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19 November 2017

AGENTS OF CHANGE + DISCUSSION (PHOENIX CINEMA, LONDON)

“Agents of Change is a powerful documentary about the black student-led protest movement on college campuses in the late 1960s, and its connection to the Black Lives Matter movement and campus protests of today… After the screening there will be a panel discussion with Dr Michelle Asantewa, Shani Page Muir and Rianna Raymond-Williams.”

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Up to end of November 2017

VOICE NEWSPAPER EXHIBITION (CITY HALL, LONDON)

“The History of The Voice newspaper will be highlighted in a major exhibition at London’s City Hall. The exhibition, which runs until the end of November and is open to the public, features many of The Voice’s iconic front pages including coverage of the death of Stephen Lawrence in April 1993, the release from prison in 1990 of former South African president Nelson Mandela after 27 years, and the election of Barack Obama as America’s first black president in November 2008.”

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