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9th February
13:00 to 14:00
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Intersectional Anti-Racism through Art and Culture: A Conversation with Change-makers

This live conversation will discuss of the role of art and culture to catalyse conversations and actions on intersectional anti-racism. With a mind ton strengthen and preserve connections and encourage conversations on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity

Don’t miss Gen Z creative change-makers Aislinn Finnegan and Rudi May Hart in conversation with Dr Kai Syng Tan (Art and Performance EDI Co-Lead and cross-institutional Race Equality Activity Planning Co-Chair) and Prof. Ola Uduku (University of Liverpool).

Curated by the EDI team of the Department of Art and Performance for its EDI Week (Feb 7th-13th) with a range of activities to celebrate Race Equality Week, Chinese New Year and LGBTQIA+ History Month, this online conversation will be with two young Man Met alumni and anti-racism artists-activists.

  • Dr Kai Syng Tan is an artist, curator and Senior Lecturer at Man Met. She is also the EDI Co-Lead for Art and Performance, Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the tri-institutional Race Equality Activities Planning (REAP) group, and was Co-Curator of the successful PAC@75 Celebrations in 2020.
  • Prof Ola Uduku is Head of the School of Architecture at the University of Liverpool, Co-Founder of the tri-institutional Race Equality Activities Planning (REAP) group and led the successful PAC@75 Celebrations in 2020.

Curated by the EDI team of the Department of Art and Performance for its EDI Week (Feb 7th-13th) with a range of activities to celebrate Race Equality Week, Chinese New Year and LGBTQIA+ History Month, this online conversation will be with two young Man Met alumni and anti-racism artists-activists.

Aislinn and Rudi are former Man Met students and practicing artists.

Both were actively involved with the successful Pan-African Congress 75th Anniversary Celebrations PAC@75 in 2020: both designed visual assets for the online events and Rudi participated in a panel discussion with award-winning poet and playwright Lemn Sissay MBE. Aislinn also created the digital logo for REAP, used on all communications and at events throughout Black History Month (BHM2021).

Both Aislinn and Rudi were at the forefront of the development of the Manchester School of Art’s BAME Manifesto, and they have each led artistic interventions around race equality through their work and postgraduate research.

In A Nutshell...

  • Broaden... your understanding of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity.
  • Learn... what intersectionality means and how it affects many people in many ways.
  • Engage online... a teams-based live conversation featuring successful artists and former students of Man Met, Aislinn Finnegan and Rudi May Hart.
  • Gain Recognition... with an externally recognised certification.
  • Earn up to 10 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.

Schedule

  • personal_video 13:00 to 14:00 on 09/02/22 - Takes place online
    Live Conversation
    In this live conversation, we will discuss of the role of art and culture to catalyse conversations and actions on intersectional anti-racism