Sat, 25 Nov 2023, 5:00 - 10:00 PM (GMT)
Market Hall, Duke Street, Devonport, PL1 4PS
Join Françoise Vergès, author of 'A Feminist Theory of Violence', for her presentation marking the 30th anniversary of Paul Gilroy’s seminal, 'The Black Atlantic'.
Black Atlantic is a weekend of public programming where participants are invited to consider how far racial equity and inclusion can serve as creative tactics for the imagination of just and sustainable planetary futures here and now. The weekend will be a celebration of such tactics in all their diversity and will combine a free event as well as this ticketed programme at The Market Hall.
On 25 November at KARST, the day will begin with a workshop by educator, Tanisha Hicks-Beresford, on joy as a decolonial strategy. This will be followed by conversations with artists, Sylvie Sema Glissant and Angela Camacho, with podcaster, Jelena Sofronijevic (Empirelines), about their contributions to Against Apartheid.
The programme then moves to the Market Hall starting with Musical Passage, a free open jam session led by jazz educators Tomorrow’s Warriors and involving young people from across Devon and Cornwall.
The ticketed programme commences at 5pm with a keynote presentation by Francoise Verges marking the 30th anniversary of Paul Gilroy’s seminal book, The Black Atlantic; songs performed by singer, Angeline, reflecting the Black British presence in English folk music over centuries; an in-conversation with renowned decolonial theorist, Paul Gilroy, and podcaster, Jelena Sofronijevic (Empirelines), and DJ Yoda’s 50 years of Hip-Hop set.
Planetary Imagination, an installation by Ashish Ghadiali originally commissioned by The Box, will play on a loop inside the Market Hall’s immersive dome throughout the evening.
Throughout the day, food from the team at Jabulani will be on sale and available at KARST from 12-2pm and then at The Market Hall from 5pm.
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The State will not protect us from gender violence. Our feminism must be anti-racist and decolonial, and must fight for everyone's safety