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#SurvivingTheSystem: Building Economies & Ecologies of Resistance

By |September 23rd, 2016|

Announcing our next free 5 day intensive course!

#SurvivingTheSystem: Building Economies & Ecologies of Resistance
Brady Arts and Community Centre, Tower Hamlets
24-28 October, half term holiday, 2016

This is the latest in our series of free 5 day courses for 16-25 year olds which explores Race/ Art/ Media/ Power. Designed for those
who are angry about the injustice […]

Shake! at Afrikans on Film Festival

By |August 18th, 2016|

I got goosebumps doing this duet with Luwi earlier this year at the 6th Shake! Showcase at Rich Mix: #ResistanceIsFertile. Lil Sis went in <3

Looking forward to doing it again with Adinkra Arts Collective Afrikans on Film Festival Saturday 10th Sept at Bussey Building, Peckham.

Check this link for more details about the film festival and […]

Pregnant with Pain | Fight on the Flight by Wangu Mureithi

By |July 27th, 2016|

Two poems from last week’s event Black Words Matter at Rich Mix from Wangu Mureithi.

More photos from the night are up on our Facebook here.

 

Pregnant with Pain

by Wangu Mureithi

 

My heart weighs several tonnes right now.
My body is achey as a result of it.
Tear ducts have run dry
And the birds no longer sing,
Instead the sounds of […]

A Reminder for Our Liberal Selves

By |July 19th, 2016|

by Sai Murray

A Reminder for Our Liberal Selves:

Black people are systematically destroyed by the media and the marketers

as well as by police bullets.

Black voices are destroyed by well-meaning White voices

We do know… it’s Christmas
We know what time it is
We have known the time, calculated the time
lived in rhythm with the moon cycle and seasons for […]

Qawwali Flamenco Brexit Beat

By |June 24th, 2016|

In a taxi with desi immigrant uncle, jammin to some spanish/urdu qawwali flamenco from my phone. He invites me to listen to music to remove some of the rage & sadness from my face. ‘Abba listen to music it will make u happy’.

I mention how I hope it doesn’t rain, he tells me that it […]

Support Shake! upskill & skillshare at Allied Media Conference (Detroit)

By |May 17th, 2016|

 

For the last 5 months the Shake team has been on a sabbatical, but that doesn’t mean we have not been beavering away planning  a dynamic and pioneer direction the next 5 years the Voices that Shake Family and Movement will be headed in.

 

Our dedication to pioneer reinvigorated pedagogical practices in youth arts and activism prompts […]

Winning

By |March 11th, 2016|

So many wins right now (YASS!) G4S out of Israel, BP out of Tate (congrats to all my colleagues and friends working so hard on this), and a cheeky win as one of the 8 WoC changing feminism for my personal shero Mia Mingus (you deserve it and more, thank you for all that you […]

Sarah Reed – Shake! statement of support

By |February 7th, 2016|

Sarah Reed – Shake! statement of support:

Please come to this vigil tonight, 7pm outside Holloway Prison. Sarah Reed’s murder holds up what we know already, we know that people of colour and women will only ever be safe outside the system. Outside state structures that are in fact systems of oppression. Sarah encountered state violence […]

Youth, Technology and Resistance: Tito interviews Paul Mason at Take Back Our World

By |April 2nd, 2015|

There was a large Shake! presence at Take Back Our World last month, the relaunch of Global Justice Now (formerly the World Development Movement) and it was great to see so many Shake! family engaging and taking part at last weekends This Changes Everything event.

One active participant at both events, Tito, managed to get an […]

We visited Shell on the 20th Anniversary of Ken Saro-Wiwa’s last arrest

By |May 28th, 2014|

Here’s a great minute and a half video of the poetry intervention that made with people from Shake! and Platform – activism, education and the arts outside the Shell Shareholder meeting last week, as part of the #ActionSaroWiwa launch. Read more about what happened on the day here                       

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