Patriarchy and ‘affective labour’- it is in the interests of white supremacist capitalist patriarchy that women of colour work is undervalued, lowest paid and ‘unskilled’ (so called) care roles; carers, nurses, cleaners, domestic workers professions are filled up by women of colour in our economy.
Join us for the next Women of Colour Index Reading Group with Who cares? A radio tale, Michelle Williams Gamaker, Samia Malik and Rehana Zaman at Gasworks
Full address: Gasworks, 155 Vauxhall Street, London, SE11 5RH
Event Date: Sunday 13th May 2018
Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Who cares? A radio tale turns Gasworks into a a live broadcast studio in collaboration with renowned experimental radio station Resonance 104.4 FM. A programme of newly commissioned and existing performances, sound works and discussions invites audiences to think about affective labour, the unrecognised emotional work that exists in all parts of life.
Tune in to Resonance 104.4fm or turn up at Gasworks and be present in the physical space of the gallery to observe all the hidden process of the programme’s second day of the live broadcast.
The Women of Colour Index Reading Group was set up in October 2016 by artists, Samia Malik, Michelle Williams Gamaker and Rehana Zaman. The reading group meets on a monthly basis to discuss work within the Women of Colour Index (WOCI); a unique collection of slides and papers collated by artist Rita Keegan that chart the emergence of Women of Colour artists during the ‘critical decades’ of the 1980s and 1990s. Reading group sessions aim to improve the visibility of women of colour artists whilst using material in the archive to generate discussion, thought and practice around current social and political concerns. All people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, religions and race are welcome.
Workshop Reading Text:
‘Patriarchy is the single most life-threatening social disease assaulting the male body and spirit in our nation. Yet most men do not use the word “patriarchy” in everyday life. Most men never think about patriarchy – what it means, how it is created and sustained. Many men in our nation would not be able to spell the word or pronounce it correctly. The word “patriarchy” just is not part of their normal everyday thought or speech. Men who have heard and know the word usually associate with women’s liberation, with feminism, and therefore dismiss it as irrelevant to their own experiences. I have been standing at podiums talking about patriarchy for more than thirty years. It is a word I use daily, and men who hear me use it often ask me what I mean by it’. Understanding Patriarchy by Bell Hooks
Link to full text: http://imaginenoborders.org/pdf/zines/UnderstandingPatriarchy.pdf
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