Within the framework of WE WHO ARE NOT THE SAME, a research project which looks at and challenges decolonial intersectional feminist practices and politics, we are honoured to host the 3rd Annual Conference on Black Feminism, Womanism and the Politics of Women of Colour in Europe as the fourth exercise in the series.
The theme of this year’s symposium is making visible the long history of Black feminist/ Afrofeminist/ Womanist activism in Europe. Having this symposium in Berlin is not fortuitous because the city served as a backdrop for the pioneering transnational, inter-generational solidarity work of Audre Lorde, May Ayim, Ika Hügel-Marschall, Katharina Oguntoye and a network of Afro-German feminists in the 1980s and 1990s. When we seek to remember Black feminist resistance, we should be expansive in our understandings of what activism looks like. Lorde (1977) famously described living in the United States as surviving in the ‘mouth of a dragon’; so too is everyday life for many cis and trans* women of colour and non-binary folks of colour in Europe. Thus to name Black feminist resistance means that we must look beyond traditional forms of activism in the shape of demonstrations and pickets and also examine the everyday protests of existence and survival.
The event is open strictly for registered participants. Please register here for a spot on the waiting list.