Event Date and time: Saturday 19th November 2016 | 9:00 AM – 09:00 PM
Venue details: SOAS Djam Lecture Theatre (DLT), University of London| London WC1H OXG
Organisers: The Watch-Men Agency, African Writer’s Abroad, Picture Bright | firstname.lastname@example.org
Event cost: £16
Who are we when we talk about Black?
In a society made up of people with multiple cultural references and hybrid identities, how do we name ourselves? Who is doing the naming?
Explore how the cultural, political and the personal relate to current representational practices and our knowledge of the past and contribute to our aspirations for the future.
Examining and challenge artistic and curatorial practices as they relate to the cultural politics of skin colour, race and representation with particular reference to people of African decent and the arts.
Discuss what is currently accessible and how do we make it accessible for modern black/African identities to engage on an equal par?
Keynote speaker | Q&A and book Signing
Panelists during the day include:
Chardine Taylor-Stone – Cultural producer and feminist activist, drummer for punk band Big Joanie.
Inua Ellams –Award-winning poet, playwright and performer;
Kojey Radical – MOBO Nominated Artist, musician, poet, and mixed media visual artist.
Patrick Vernon – Social commentator and broadcaster
Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff – Opinions Editor – ‘gal-dem’
Kevin Le Gendre – Music journalist
Ayishat Akanbi – Fashion stylist, writer, cultural commentator
Kehinde Andrews –Director of the Centre for Critical Social Research (Birmingham City University) founder of the Organisation of Black Unity
Kinsi Abdulleh – Publisher of SCARF Magazine
Jacob Whittingham – Author of What Being Black Is And What Being Black Isn’t
Justin Mckenzie – Jazz Refreshed
Lola Okolosie – Journalist
Kinsi Abdulleh – Publisher – Scarf Magazine
Robi Walters – Visual Artist
Louise Clarke – Latimer Group
Caleb Femi – Poet