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Academic Lead: Prof. Akwugo Emejulu
Akwugo Emejulu is Professor of Sociology. Her work explores racial and gender social and economic inequalities and women of colour’s grassroots activism in Europe and the United States.
Curators: Catriona Duffy and Lucy McEachan – Panel
Based in Glasgow, Panel is an independent curatorial practice that promotes design in relation to particular histories, archives and collections through exhibitions, events and cultural projects.
Ifeanyi Awachie, Writer, Arts Curator, and Assistant Curator at the Institute for Contemporary Arts
Ruth Ewan, Artist
Adele Patrick, Lifelong Learning and Creative Development Manager, Glasgow Women’s Library
Selina Thompson, Artist
Whose voice counts? Whose knowledge counts? Whose memory do we commemorate? Whose history do we learn?
On 21st January 2017, the day after Donald Trump’s Presidential Inauguration, 5 million people across the globe took to the streets as part of the Women’s March. The March was a protest against sexism, racism and xenophobia as well as a call to action for women in particular to build solidarity to defend their rights. Behind the scenes, however, March organisers were struggling with the familiar problems that plague feminist activism, the struggle over voice, power and representation.
The event, Co/producing Feminist Knowledge, takes conflicts between feminists as a starting point to explore how feminist activists, artists and academics might come together to collectively produce feminist knowledge and protest. It will examine whose feminist knowledge counts, who can speak for whom and how feminist activists and artists might build solidarity despite the very real conflicts between them.