Today, we’ll be sharing our films, poems, and other alternative media at ‪#‎BlackWordsMatter‬ Rich Mix London: a conversation about media justice – poetry – film – performance.

How do Black words matter? To whom should they matter? And aren’t words only part of the story? And what about the power to have those words heard in which spaces?

Shake! will bring creative critique to those questions throwing systems of oppression through media under the spotlight and celebrating modes of communication that transcend them.

Our line-up will include:

Rotimi Skyers: host + poetry
Teju Adeleye: linking art, music, and media in Brazil – 5mins
Zena Edwards: film poem on Sarah Reed
Nu Wave Pictures: film + Q&A on youth bursting negative stereotypes
Sai Murray: poetry commentary read by Rotimi
Abundance: Sula Collective (a new online magazine set up by POCs from LGBTQI communities) + zines
Wangu Mureithi: poetry
Farzana Khan: media and its oppressions

If you can’t afford a ticket but would like to come along please email jenny@redpepper.org.uk (we have a limited number of free tickets).

It will be a powerful night with our Numbi Arts fam and their line-up (including Elmi Ali, Mr Gee, Mrsnmelmi, Salwa Osman, Abukar Elmi, Afrikaspoet) alongside Gary Younge.

See you there!

Date: 19/07/16
Venue: Rich Mix, London
Time: 7pm
Door: £7-12

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