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Future. Identity. Power: Reframing Equality and Justice

Future. Identity. Power: Reframing Equality and Justice

Tue, 05 May 20, 17:30 - Tue, 05 May 20, 20:30
L20 Cube at The Tetley, The Tetley, Hunslet Rd, Leeds, LS10 1JQ
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Future. Identity. Power: Reframing Equality and Justice

What does equality and justice mean for Generation Future? How does this relate to changing identities and relationships of power? In the febrile atmosphere of #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter, Brexit populisms and global nationalisms, the issue of how we live together peaceably, despite differences and complexity, is challenging.

Mainstream narratives tell us fearfulness and suspicion are growing, and that anger, hate, disappointment and sadness are on the rise in public culture.

Curated by Shona Hunter of Leeds Beckett University, Future. Identity. Power takes these narratives seriously, but asks us to challenge fatalistic preconceptions about our capacity to live well together. Future. Identity. Power will focus on both the everyday and the extraordinary ways that people struggle together for justice, equality, and diversity, reframing the world and our place in it for the collective good.

The event asks bold questions about how we can draw on our multiple identities of race, class, gender, generation and sexuality, to create - and highlight - unexpected connections between us.

Please note: There will be a break during the event & the bar will be open throughout the evening.

Speaker Bios

"Curator: Dr Shona Hunter is a Leeds based educator and speaker on identity, power, privilege and oppression, founder of WhiteSpaces, Reader and Deputy Director of the Centre for Race Education and Decoloniality at Leeds Beckett University.

Confirmed speakers

Lacy M. Johnson is a Houston-based professor, curator, activist Founding Director of the Houston Flood Museum and author of 'the Reckonings', 'The Other Side: A Memoir', 'Trespasses: A Memoir'.

Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan is an educator, writer and spoken-word poet, author of Postcolonial Banter, www.thebrownhijabi.com, and co-author of A FLY Girl’s Guide to University: Being a Woman of Colour at Cambridge and Other Institutions of Power and Elitism.

Sharmila Sen is the author of the award-winning memoir Not Quite Not White: Losing and Finding Race in America (Penguin USA, 2018) and the Editorial Director of Harvard University Press.

Jay Bernard is a writer and from London. Their work is interdisciplinary, critical, queer and rooted in the archive. It includes Surge: Side A, a cross-disciplinary exploration of the New Cross Fire in 1981 and the short film Something Said.


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