In the lead-up to International Women's Day
, House of Vans is teaming up with all-female creative collective gal-dem
to bring you Hear Our Voices
- a one-day takeover in support of diversity and in celebration of women from all walks of life.
Through celebrating the words and works of women of colour, gal-dem supports women in the UK who will be most affected by the government's proposed changes to domestic violence funding which will leave some refuges and services without funding.
For one Sunday only, film-maker Jade Jackman
and the rest of gal-dem will fill our gallery, cinema and music tunnels with a bespoke art show, curated talks & film screenings, a raffle and an independent street market.
All proceeds from this event will be donated to Imkaan
, the only UK-based, second-tier women's organisation dedicated to addressing violence against Black minoritised women and girls.
Hit this link
to Enter gal-dem's raffle for a chance to win BIG! Tickets cost £5 and all proceeds go directly to Imkaan.
Heres what is in store for you on the day. Come say hello! Talks & Short-Film Screenings | Cinema Space 12:30 – 13:30
Ending violence against all women.
A panel discussion focusing on BME women's experience of sexual and racialised harassment. Panellists include: Hareem Ghani
is NUS Women's Officer, and leads on NUS' work with women students and women's liberation. Denise Pezantes
is a member of the 'Sin Fronteras' feminist project of the the Latin American Women's Rights Service Umber Ghauri
is a QTPOC makeup artist for all genders and all skin tones Kafayat Okanlawon
is a Womens rights activist and creator of website The Roving Reporter Illary Valenzuela Oblitas
is a policy and communications coordinator at the Latin American Women's Rights Service 13:30 – 15:00
End deportations workshop.
Deportation charter flights are closely linked to Britain’s colonial past. People are targeted on the basis of their perceived nationality and snatched to fill a flight that the Home Office has chartered. Women of colour experience violence, and abuse daily in detention. With the threat of deportation and its cruel process, End Deportations works to expose and eliminate this racist and inhumane practice.
The workshop will explore:
- Why we need to end deportations, exploring the moral case, tactical case, and how this fits into the current political context in the UK.
- Introducing the strategy of Casework and Direct Action.
- Practical steps for how participants can get involved. 15:00 –16:30
Short film screening curated by Jade Jackman with introduction from Leah Cowan, gal-dem Politics editor. In one way or another, each of these films discuss, disrupt, celebrate or expand conventionally held notions of the feminine experience. La Rumba Me llamo Yo - Savannah Leaf
Magic - Laura Kirwan-Ashman
Fuck Me Or Destroy Me - Aisha Mirza
Define Gender: Victoria Sin - Amrou Al-Kadhi
Calling Home - Jade Jackman16:35 – 17:05Paula Akpan
- In conversation with model and social activist Munroe Bergdorf.
Munroe Bergdorf is a well-known social activist, model and DJ.
Paula Akpan is the social media editor at gal-dem. She is also the co-founder of Black Girl Festival and the 'I'm Tired' Project.17:10 - 17:40
Legally Black: exploring the representation of women of colour in the UK media
Legally Black was created to challenge the under representation and misrepresentation of black people in the media. In this talk we will discuss the ways in which black women's bodies are made hypervisible, hyper-sexualised and are subjected to violence, whilst our perspectives and narratives are notably absent and marginalised.
We are calling on British media to bring to life complex and varied black characters, to write about the full range of black experiences and to give talented black creatives — writers, actors, directors — the opportunity to tell their stories.Documenting London Living – A Photographic Showcase | Gallery Space
House of Vans gallery space will host a documentary photography exhibition exploring the theme of 'London living'
, with images from Shannei Rae, Angela Stephenson, Bernice Mulenga and Adama Jalloh.
This exclusive photographic showcase will run for an exclusive 10-day.
***HOUSE OF VANS & GAL-DEM PRESENT: HEAR OUR VOICES
Timings: 12pm – 6pm
Free | No Booking required
Gallery Show: 1st
Free Entry | Open Thu to Sun