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The daily reality of living with the effects of racism and sexism mixed up with other pressures such as poverty, disability and homophobia is exhausting. The ways in which Black women are physically, emotionally and sexually violated and survive these experiences need to be understood in relation to racism and those other weights of oppression that press us down. In other words Black women survivors of this racist patriarchy have specific issues and needs which require particular strategies, knowledge and forms of action. This convention has grown out of Black women (in Manchester and beyond) voicing their desire/need for mutual nourishment, inspiration and exchange of intelligence and support
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Key Objectives:A detailed examination of the relationship between Black feminist theory, Black feminist activism and the lived experience of Black women survivors.
A detailed examination of Black feminist ‘theory as liberatory practice’ (Hooks 1994 p59) picking up the potential of Black feminist scholarship to confront the regulation and violation of women.
The convention seeks to create debate, share standpoints in order to question what counts as theory and who counts as theorist.
Comments from delegates:
"Huge shout-out to TRC for the vision and inspiration of the BME conference"
"Congratulations to TRC - the programme looks amazing"
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"I think that it is really important that you and your colleagues have decided to organize this conference. I applaud you on your initiative."
"I will be there in spirit, however, since I am sure you will generate some powerful energy at the meeting!"
"It is of course timely, essential and inspired."