Workshop

17 May 2018, 14.00-16.30

Al Maeishah

Workshop by Campus in Camps

Courtesy Daily Bruin Archives

As part of the weeklong program Moving Together: Activism, Art and Education – A Week with Angela Davis, 2017/2018 BAK Fellows Isshaq Al-Barbary and Diego Segatto (Campus in Camps) lead a workshop at BAK.

“Al Maeishah” (“the living”, in Arabic) is an egalitarian learning environment in which participants explore and practice hospitality, neighbouring and communal learning as radical political acts.

Capacitiy for the workshop is limited, so please RSVP by sending an email to [email protected] The participation fee for the workshop is €5,-, to be paid at the entrance of BAK. The fee includes entrance to the exhibition First Person Plural: Empathy, Intimacy, Irony, and Anger, which can be visited from 13.00 until 19.00 hrs. The language of the workshop is English.

 

About Moving Together: Activism, Art and Education – A Week with Angela Davis

A weeklong program taking place from 12 until 17 May at various arts, cultural, educational and heritage institutions, and community centers in Amsterdam. Together with esteemed guest Professor Angela Y. Davis, as well as artists, scholars, activists and audience members, we will look into questions of citizenship, communal knowledge sharing, intergenerational activism, and relevant artistic practices.

This weeklong series celebrates the role and importance of black scholarship, cultural production, and activism within our contemporary polarized society. Central to the program is the work of Professor Angela Davis, whose life’s work exemplifies the value of interdisciplinary and intersectional practices of liberation.

Angela Davis’s work spans many decades. She is deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world through her activism and scholarship. Her work as an educator – both at the university and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender and sexual justice. Angela Davis is joined by her long-term collaborator Professor Gina Dent, whose work on prison abolition, feminism, social justice, and black literature and art contributes to the ongoing struggle for global social justice.

Moving Together aspires to amplify ongoing conversations on refugee, anti-racist, feminist, queer, trans*, anti-border, anti-nationalist, prison abolition, and environmental justice struggles through sharing knowledge and strengthening connections between arts, activism and education.

The full program, ticketing and registration can be viewed on the website: www.movingtogether.info.

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