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Silent Oppressions Art Exhibition
Fri 24 March 2017, 10:00 – 18:00 GMT
Silent Oppressions is a visual art exhibition running on 24th March 2017 showcasing instances of gender based discrimination and violence. Silent Oppressions will be held in conjunction with International Women’s Month 2017 and will round off the University of Westminster's and Democratic Education Network's (DEN) series on gender.
On the 24th March, the student-led Democratic Education Network is hosting an exhibition titled Silent Oppressions at the University of Westminster, London. Silent Oppressions is a visual art exhibition focused on promoting awareness and providing an artistic approach to the seemingly invisible issue of microsexism . Whilst it is a gender themed event, the exhibition aims to explore the issues facing gender, race and sexuality which are thoroughly interlinked into one another.
The International Women’s Day 2017 campaign theme #BeBoldForChange calls on each one of us - women, men and non-binary people to join forces in order to be leaders within our own spheres of influence by taking bold pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity.
Silent Oppressions contributes to the #BeBoldForChange campaign by unearthing what is not usually seen as an issue to change and address in the first place- microaggressions and microsexism are these invisible issues. The art show and following roundtable discussion and conference will bring together art and academia, showcasing new artistic student talent complementing academic research on gender presented by both established academics and students who have taken a specialised interest in gender studies thereby bringing together works from both social science and the arts. The exhibition will feature canvas artwork, a curated photography series, interactive workshops, live performances and a short film screening.