Black Lives Matter Abroad – Systematic racism across nations and how it impacts spaces
Jade and Eve discuss the queer beginnings of BLM and eurocentric BLM history taking it outside the current US focused context. They will also discuss how White supremacy/privilege has influenced art and the impact it has on BIPOC artists.
Jade (She/Her) is a queer British-Jamaican artist and activist. She has a degree in Fine Art and a Master’s degree in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice obtained from the University of British Columbia. Her research is primarily concerned with evaluating the possibilities and limits of arts-based activism today; particularly focusing on queer, racialized, feminist artists and activists in Britain. Further, she examines the complex relationship between being Black and being British, looking at the trajectory this dialogue has taken. She strongly believes that knowledge cultivated in the academy must not remain within journals and knowledge produced “on the ground” can only positively affect academia. Her art practice poses a challenge to the continued appropriation of queer Black cultural expression by dominant groups and seeks to counter the erasure of Black bodies in the queer imaginary. To view her creative CV and a selection of works visit https://cargocollective.com/jadepollardcrowe
Eve (She/Her) is a member of Munich Feminist Project, she can be found performing feminist theatre, improv theatre, or moonlighting as a software architect. You can find her on Instagram @EveIsWurzig for queer memes/news.
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