“Intersections are opportunities to expand, reject or break the frames through which we have been taught to view each other.” - Jacob V Joyce, TEDxUCLWomen 2016 speaker
TEDxUCLWomen celebrates the achievements of women and girls, and showcases work that breaks down barriers caused by gender and its intersected oppressions.
This year's theme is INTERSECT, in all its interpretations.
On Saturday 29th October, alongside 200+ TEDxWomen events across the world, TEDxUCLWomen will continue to be a platform for individuals from a range of different fields. We've curated a whole day of amazing workshops, talks, art and entertainment for you.
WHEN: Saturday 29th October, with exact timings to be confirmed.
WHERE: The talks will take place in the Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1, UCL, Gower Street. Workshops, entertainment, stalls and catering will be in the Cloisters, Quad Marquee and Roof Garden at UCL.
This year we are theming our event Intersect. We want to discover and analyse unexpected meeting points of various social categories in the world around us - race and mental health, disability and the arts, education and creativity - expanding our field of vision. We aren’t claiming to show you every possible intersection, but we want to showcase ways of thinking in order to broaden our own perspectives by helping us to understand those of others.
Our idea for Intersect was undoubtedly influenced by Intersectional Feminism, and we believe this is vital to highlight. Intersectionality was a term coined by Kimberle Crenshaw. It has been defined by her as “a way of thinking about identity and its relationship to power… Originally articulated on behalf of black women, the term brought to light the invisibility of many constituents within groups that claim them as members, but often fail to represent them”. Intersectional feminism won’t be discussed in every talk or every part of our event, but in putting together this event we wanted to showcase examples of this and make these ideas more accessible.
Registration: 11-12.45pm, South Cloisters
Workshop from Jaspreet Sangha, Poetry and "Intersect", North Cloisters: 11.30-12.15pm
Session 1: 1-2.15pm, Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1
Funda Ustek, Jacob V Joyce, Tschan Andrews, Bethany Koby, Nicole Crentsil
TEDWomen Stream & Break: 2.15-4.30pm, Lecture Theatre 1, Cloisters, Roof Garden
- TEDWomen stream will begin for 90 minutes at 2.30pm in Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1
- Coffee and tea will be provided in the Cruciform
- In the Wilkins Quad Marquee and Cloisters there will be exhibition space including art (from Unmasked Women, Irise International and South London Women Artists), food stalls and zines
- Workshop with Megan Pickering in the North Cloisters at 2.45pm - "Personal Histories". Megan is a London-based artist and UAL graduate. One aspect of her practice is zine making, which allows her to explore her personal politics. In this workshop, she will invite participants to create their own zines sharing stories from their personal and family histories and how those have impacted their politics.
Session 2: 4.30-6pm, Cruciform Lecture Theatre 1
Katie Ghose, Deb Roach, Raheem Mir, Olivia Head and Sneh Jani
Dinner served at 6.30 and 7.30pm in the Cloisters, followed by a wine reception
Entertainment, 6.30-10pm, Roof Garden:
- 6.30pm: spoken word from Maddie Godfrey and Leanne Moden
- 7.15pm: Speaking of I.M.E.L.D.A
- 7.45pm: Performance of Rites
- 8.45pm: DJ set from Rare FM
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