MeToo. #BlackLivesMatter. Brexit populism. Global nationalisms. How do we live together despite our differences? What does equality & justice mean for Generation Future? This event challenges preconceptions and connects us through our multiple identities. In association with Leeds Beckett University
5 May. 18:30-21:30
What does equality and justice mean for Generation Future? How does this relate to changing identities and relationships of power?
In the febrile atmosphere of #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter, Brexit populisms and global nationalisms, the issue of how we live together peaceably, despite differences and complexity, is challenging. Mainstream narratives tell us fearfulness and suspicion are growing, and that anger, hate, disappointment and sadness are on the rise in public culture.
Curated by Shona Hunter of Leeds Beckett University, Future. Identity. Power takes these narratives seriously, but asks us to challenge fatalistic preconceptions about our capacity to live well together. Future. Identity. Power will focus on both the everyday and the extraordinary ways that people struggle together for justice, equality, and diversity, reframing the world and our place in it for the collective good. The event asks bold questions about how we can draw on our multiple identities of race, class, gender, generation and sexuality, to create – and highlight – unexpected connections between us.
Lead Image Credit: Jay Bernard
There will be a break during the event & the bar will be open throughout the evening.
Please be aware that this event will contain frank conversations about identity, power, injustice and related issues of intimate, cultural and political violence as well as more uplifting discussion of love, equality and justice.
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