Are women and non-binary folk portrait in black history?Is this representation fair? What does this mean to the mediatisation of black history month?
Black History month is celebrated across the nation. However it seems to mainly focus on historical achievement by male activist. “The most unprivileged person in America is the Black woman”. Black women and Non-binary folk are thriving and surviving everyday, but their achievements are not celebrated enough. Yes, civil rights may exist, but black lives are taken everyday due to the existence of anti-blackness. Even in movements like #BlackLivesMatter there seems to be a lack of media attention towards women (especially trans women) and non-binary folks’ struggle. Today we want to celebrate women and non-binary identities in black history and remember the activism that paved the way for the generation today, and hear from the people who are paving the way for the next generation.
The Panelists for this event are:
A Masters Student at the University of Sussex studying Gender and Media. Previously Susuana was the NUS National Women's Officer, University of London Union Women's officer and feminism society president at Royal Holloway where she graduated with a degree Media Arts.
Jacob V Joyce
A non binary interdisciplinary artist that disrupts commercial and community spaces with queer and decolonial, creative interventions. Currently working as an illustrator for Global Justice Now, Jacob creates the artwork for international human rights campaigns as well as comic books and zines addressing personal and global instances of systemic oppression.
A writer, blogger, poet, performer, social critic and freelance journalist hailing from South London via Freetown, Sierra Leone. She is the founder of Black British Intersectional Feminist platform, No Fly on the WALL
A London-based performance artist and musician whose collaborative work has featured on BBC Radio 1's Annie Mac show, London’s Serpentine Galleries, and UK-wide arts institutions. Currently studying Creative Musicianship at the British Institute of Modern Music, their work explores social class, queerness, gender-queerness, Afro-futurism and subversion.