Fatima Al Qadiri on #BlackLivesMatter @ ICA, Oct 28

27 October 2016

Fatima Al Qadiri is taking part in a one of a series of lunchtime conversations on #BlackLivesMatter at London’s ICA on October 28.

Presented as part of the Culture Now programme, the series “for the culturally curious” has invited New York-based artist, musician and composer to discuss the rise of #BlackLivesMatter with Christina Heatherton and Jordan T. Camp, who co-edited the book Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter. It maps what the press release calls “the rise of broken-windows policing and how this led to the current policing crisis,” while the event as whole comes in response to “a series of high-profile police killings of people of colour and centuries of racist brutality,” that gave rise to the #BlackLivesMatter movement that questions “the issue of policing and mass incarceration to the central political question of the age.”

See the ICA website for details.**


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NON Worldwide @ BLACK Friday, Jul 15

13 July 2016

Artist collective NON is organizing BLACK Friday, a global event taking place on July 15.

The collective asks individuals to purchase any goods or services exclusively from Black-owned businesses on this day. They ask people to support Black lives by sharing their resources with these respective businesses.

The event is part of the #BLACKLIVESMATTER movement and aims to take “steps towards generational healing and cleansing”, as well as redirecting resources. NON encourages participants to show business owners and employees the image of the event flyer to actively show support by letting them know of their participation in the event.

NON is a collective of African artists, and of the diaspora. They use sound as their primary media to articulate the visible and invisible structures that create binaries in society and in turn, distribute power. 

See the FB event page for more details.**

NON WORLDWIDE, ‘The Movement Trust’ (2016) Audio. Courtesy the artists.

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