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Shifting Perspectives and Resonating Consequences: Aiming to Empower Everyone in the Room to have an Equal Voice

Monday 12 Sep | 18.30 - 19.30

This 60-minute webinar will focus on:

  • Examining biases and how they work
  • Exploring how underrepresented groups can feel empowered to speak up and have the confidence to know they deserve their chosen seat at their chosen table (with a focus on African Caribbean communities)
  • Views on how those in positions of power can strive to ensure everyone has an equal footing, can help to amplify these voices, not drown them out and resist the urge to dominate (mentally and physically)
  • Takeaways and calls to action; how to take these learnings into your own organisation

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Written by Sanae Samata

This 60-minute webinar will focus on:

  • Examining biases and how they work
  • Exploring how underrepresented groups can feel empowered to speak up and have the confidence to know they deserve their chosen seat at their chosen table (with a focus on African Caribbean communities)
  • Views on how those in positions of power can strive to ensure everyone has an equal footing, can help to amplify these voices, not drown them out and resist the urge to dominate (mentally and physically)
  • Takeaways and calls to action; how to take these learnings into your own organisation

Please note that a Zoom access link will be sent to all participants 2 hours before this event is scheduled to take place.

 

Speakers:

Dr Ekua McMorris 

Ekua is a London based fine artist with a doctorate in photography from the University of Brighton.

Her visual practise explores the politics of race, memory, narratives and belonging against the backdrop of British colonialism. Ekua examines these concepts by interrogating personal narratives, as well as delving into her family’s historic and cultural background as a source of investigation.

Ekua is particularly interested in how the mechanics of photography can be used to reaffirm and or recreate forms of identity. Focusing on family narratives, memories, and photographs, her practice examines some of the larger themes surrounding Black British cultural identity and its relationship with Britain’s colonial past to the present day.

Focusing on the power of the photograph and how it may be used to reaffirm and/or recreate ideas surrounding African and African Caribbean identity, Ekua’s practice and research analyses questions exploring authenticity, hyper-visibility and invisibility.

 

Ekua is a London based fine artist with a doctorate in photography from the University of Brighton.

Her visual practise explores the politics of race, memory, narratives and belonging against the backdrop of British colonialism. Ekua examines these concepts by interrogating personal narratives, as well as delving into her family’s historic and cultural background as a source of investigation.

Ekua is particularly interested in how the mechanics of photography can be used to reaffirm and or recreate forms of identity. Focusing on family narratives, memories, and photographs, her practice examines some of the larger themes surrounding Black British cultural identity and its relationship with Britain’s colonial past to the present day.

Focusing on the power of the photograph and how it may be used to reaffirm and/or recreate ideas surrounding African and African Caribbean identity, Ekua’s practice and research analyses questions exploring authenticity, hyper-visibility and invisibility.

 

Nathan Francois (Apex Zero)

Nathan (aka Apex Zero) is a multi-disciplinary artist, creating as an emcee, beat maker, filmmaker, photographer and writer. Born and raised in West London with African and Grenadian roots, Apex is a powerful lyricist and cinematic storyteller with an insightful mind and eye, an unmatchable flow, atmospheric sound and ability to bring people together to create multi-layered experiences and provoke change. Apex is a member of the digital production collective GlobalFaction, co-founder of I Am Hip Hop Magazine and an organiser of the international Hip-Hop movement End of the Weak.

He is currently a tutor at the Royal College of Art, London, teaching critical theory and academic skills for a range of art and design contexts.

 

Nathan (aka Apex Zero) is a multi-disciplinary artist, creating as an emcee, beat maker, filmmaker, photographer and writer. Born and raised in West London with African and Grenadian roots, Apex is a powerful lyricist and cinematic storyteller with an insightful mind and eye, an unmatchable flow, atmospheric sound and ability to bring people together to create multi-layered experiences and provoke change. Apex is a member of the digital production collective GlobalFaction, co-founder of I Am Hip Hop Magazine and an organiser of the international Hip-Hop movement End of the Weak.

He is currently a tutor at the Royal College of Art, London, teaching critical theory and academic skills for a range of art and design contexts.

 

James Nepaulsingh

James is a multipotentialite: a lawyer, executive coach, painter, music producer and podcaster. He studied at the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge and the Royal College of Art. He holds two board positions in Tokyo and also lectures law part-time in Japan’s top-ranking universities.

He is Senior Legal Counsel at one of Japan’s best-known institutions. He uses his fine art background to approach the corporate world through a creative corporate design lens. In the art world, he regularly holds exhibitions in Tokyo and London and you will often hear his music played on radio stations such as BBC Radio One.

James is accredited as an Associate Certified Coach by the International Coaching Federation and a mediator by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution.

James is British and is of Trinidadian origin.

 

James is a multipotentialite: a lawyer, executive coach, painter, music producer and podcaster. He studied at the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge and the Royal College of Art. He holds two board positions in Tokyo and also lectures law part-time in Japan’s top-ranking universities.

He is Senior Legal Counsel at one of Japan’s best-known institutions. He uses his fine art background to approach the corporate world through a creative corporate design lens. In the art world, he regularly holds exhibitions in Tokyo and London and you will often hear his music played on radio stations such as BBC Radio One.

James is accredited as an Associate Certified Coach by the International Coaching Federation and a mediator by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution.

James is British and is of Trinidadian origin.