3rd Annual Conference on Black Feminism, Womanism and the Politics of Women of Colour in Europe
SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, Germany 29 Sep 2018
Toyin Ojih Odutola. Hold It In Your Mouth A Little Longer, 2013.
Within the framework of WE WHO ARE NOT THE SAME, a research project which looks at and challenges decolonial intersectional feminist practices and politics, Savvy Contemporary hosts the 3rd Annual Conference on Black Feminism, Womanism and the Politics of Women of Colour in Europe as the fourth exercise in the series.
The theme of this year’s symposium is making visible the long history of Black feminist/ Afrofeminist/ Womanist activism in Europe. Having this symposium in Berlin is not fortuitous because the city served as a backdrop for the pioneering transnational, inter-generational solidarity work of Audre Lorde, May Ayim, Ika Hügel-Marschall, Katharina Oguntoye and a network of Afro-German feminists in the 1980s and 1990s. When we seek to remember Black feminist resistance, we should be expansive in our understandings of what activism looks like. Lorde (1977) famously described living in the United States as surviving in the ‘mouth of a dragon’; so too is everyday life for many cis and trans* women of colour and non-binary folks of colour in Europe. Thus to name Black feminist resistance means that we must look beyond traditional forms of activism in the shape of demonstrations and pickets and also examine the everyday protests of existence and survival.
With: Tanveer Ahmed, Siana Bangura, Gabriella Beckles-Raymond, Jade Bentil, Giada Bonu, Kesiena Boom, Fallon Tiffany Cabral, Clementine Ewokolo Burnley, Cienna Davis, Demelza Toy Toy, Amelia Francis, Davinia Gregory, Mira Hellmich, Hoang Tran Hieu Hanh, Hodan Omar Elmi, Rhianna Ilube, Dorett Jones, Alexandra Wanjiku Kelbert, Jasmine Kelekay, Esther Maria Kürmayr, Amber Lascelles, Sue Lemos, Faith Mkwesha, Mwasi Afrofeminist Collective, Nasheeka Nedsreal, Natasha Mumbi Nkonde, Katharina Oguntoye, Pamela Ohene-Nyako, Elsa T. Oommen, Esther (Mayoko) Ortega Arjonilla, Krys Osei, Esther Wangari Philips, Anne Potjans, Sheila Ragunathan, Christine Seraphine, Silex, Jamile da Silva e Silva, Noah Sow, Nydia A. Swaby, Mette Toft Nielsen, AnouchK Ibacka Valiente and Simone Zeefuik.
The event is open strictly for registered participants. Please register HERE for a spot on the waiting list.
WE WHO ARE NOT THE SAME is a year-long research and exhibition project which looks at and challenges decolonial intersectional feminist practices and politics to imagine new politics and alliances to respond to the challenges of the present. This project wants to open up a space for collective experimentations with creating a common ground and a new language for re-appropriating the meaning of feminists’ struggles and building new relations of solidarity.
The project We Who Are Not The Same is funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.