In December 2015 Voices that Shake! travelled to the alternative summit at COP 21 in Paris to offer solidarity to indigenous communities fighting for climate justice. This video features a speech extract delivered by Casey Camp-Horinek of the Ponca Nation and organiser with Indigenous Environmental Network recorded on Human Rights Day, 10th December 2015.
A transcript of the speech is below:
“…We are suffering from environmental genocide where I live. The Occupied Territory of the United States of Amerikkka that belongs to the indigenous nations of the Americas has long understood the policies that have come down.
We have had in the Concho Nation six treaties made, not one has been honoured. So when I hear of a treaty coming out of the UN I understand…
One of my relations told me – and we are all related, I want us to remember that – he said Continue reading
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Here’s a blogpost I wrote for Voices that Shake! (the youth arts & activism project I help to facilitate) following the latest 5-day intensive course we ran at the Stephen Lawrence Centre.
Once again I was shaken by the Shakers…
I feel very honoured to be one of the facilitators on this project as the generosity, trust, desire to learn, share, give and work together for change is genuine and inspiring from all.
This is now the 5th Shake! intensive I’ve been a part of and each time we refine the formula with the feedback received in a collaborative process with the participants.
This latest Shake! had some very welcome additions – especially the ‘Well-being workshop’. Mental health and artist/activist burnout has been a topic that has arisen naturally in discussion on previous Shake!s so incorporating a dedicated space and time for us all to skill-share our experiences and feedback coping strategies was very welcome and proved extremely useful. It was important to build up a sense of trust and create a safe space during the week for these reflections to come forth. This list can serve as a resource we can all reference, add to, and develop in the future.
There can be a lot of ego and foolishness in the arts world so it has been refreshing to work with such a giving team of artists/activists – it is a revitalising learning experience to be Continue reading
… and Afrobeat, Soul Train and Afro-Disco…
I have accepted my invitation.
The King of Afrobeat
The King (of Afrobeat) will be in conversation with fellow Numbi resident artist Elmi Ali – check Elmi’s review of An Autobiography of the Master Drummer of Afrobeat here.
The night will also featuring Shake! stars: Onysha D Collins & Annie Rockson fresh from wowing the Free Word crowd at the #Shake2013 #PowerPropagandaPerceptions showcase.
And in a busy day for Shake! poets Annie & Onysha will also be joined by Lucas (of ‘Messy Python’ fame) for a poetry slot with Platform as part of the Live Art Development Agency event I HATE AMERICA! (I Love America).
A showcase of Power>>Propaganda>>Perceptions>> from the participants on the third Shake! course that took place at the Bernie Grants Arts Centre in August 2013.
Featuring freshly created poetic, filmic & musical responses to injustice from:
Poets: Christianah Babjide, Onysha Collins, Zena Edwards, Lucas Kelly, Jordan King-Burrowes, Sai Murray, Charlene Obi, Annie Rockson, Lateef Shofoluwe
Music: Marcina Arnold & Ed Lewis
Film: by Enayet Mannan, Khadiza Shahid, Richard York, Minaz Waris, Hannan Majid, Derek Richard, Minaz Waris, Umaru Saidu
“Reach” premiere of short film supported by HI8US SOUTH and The Rainbow Collective created during the Shake! course. See here for trailer
Featuring panel discussion & Q+A with film creators/Shake! participants.
Check the Shake! blog for more info.