Programme

Find details of our three panels here. Head to Speakers for information about our panellists, Workshops for details of our workshop sessions, and Schedule for the order of the day’s events.

Anti-Racism and Austerity

Join us and local community activists for a celebration of grassroots activism and social welfare, and a discussion on how austerity has affected indispensable resources for womxn and gender non-conforming people of colour.

Speakers: Twimukye Macline Mushaka, Raman Mundair, Briana Pegado, Resisting whiteness collective

Prison and Detention Abolition

“[Prison] relieves us of the responsibility of seriously engaging with the problems of our society, especially those produced by racism and, increasingly, global capitalism.”- Angela Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete?

The violent surveillance and criminalisation of Black and Brown bodies continues to propel our society. During this panel, we will consider the urgency of working towards prison and detention centre abolition in the UK, asking what abolitionist methods, outlooks and tactics are currently challenging existing systems of criminalisation, incarceration and detention.

Speakers: Nat Raha, Kelsey, Sisters Uncut Representative, Resisting whiteness collective

SCREENING: ‘VISIBLE’ + Q+A with Campbell X and Natasha Ruwona

We will be drawing the conference to a close with a screening of Campbell X’s film ‘VISIBLE’, followed by a Q&A with Campbell, Natasha Ruwona and a member of Resisting whiteness, on the theme of solidarity and visibility in queer communities of colour. What does it mean to be a queer and trans person of colour in a society that frequently does not want to see us?

Speakers: Campbell X, Natasha Thembiso Ruwona, Resisting whiteness collective

VISIBLE documentary trailer from Campbell X on Vimeo.

How do QPOC find out about our history? How can we know about our history when so much becomes myth and gossip or when historians research through a Eurocentric ciscentric heteronormative lens? VISIBLE explores the challenges of QPOC history by interviewing Black and Asian artists, archivists and activists. VISIBLE is directed by Campbell X and produced by Kayza Rose.