PANEL DISCUSSION: LA VAUGHN BELLE, JEANNETTE EHLERS & UZMA AHMED, COPENHAGEN

Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke welcomes you to four days of feminism, freedom and party!

In this talk the curators of the exhibition space I meter I and the development organization Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke / Action Aid Denmark have joined forces and will present a panel discussion about the link between feminism and decolonization.

2017 is the centenary of Denmark’s sale of the Caribbean Islands St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John to the US. For 250 years these islands were exploited as a profitable sugar industry, based on slave labour. Three quarters of the islands’ population today are the descendants of slaves and the structural and mental imprints of colonialism are still evident.

In Denmark we have spent a lot of 2016 debating ‘ Brown feminism’ – the issue of not only being a woman in the Danish society, but being a woman AND brown. The issues that arise are of racial and feminist character and some debaters talk about double-oppression.

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La Vaughn Belle – artist, the Virgin Islands (www.lavaughnbelle.com)

Jeanette Ehlers – artist, Denmark (www.jeannetteehlers.dk)

Uzma Ahmed - co-founder of De Brune Feminister (www.uzma.dk)

The debate will center around following questions:

- What is the link between feminism and decolonization?
- How can this be represented in the arts? What is your own experience and practice?
- Exploring the effects of colonization in a global perspective
• Fredag d. 3. marts:

Where: MS/Møderiet, Fælledvej 9, København N.

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