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SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, WC1H 0XG London, United Kingdom
People often talk about the ideas of allyship and solidarity, both having become increasingly popular and contested in an age of Donald Trump and Brexit. Yet often when people ask for solidarity they want us to forget our own positionality in this world. What does it mean for instance to show solidarity and have compassion for people who do not show it to us?
Further to this, many well-meaning people often want to know how best they can support movements that do not involve them. But why does this often lead to people doing things like wearing safety pins? What does this mean and what does real solidarity actually look like?
How can we facilitate mutual growth and learn to see ourselves in other people's struggles in a way that does not erase the harm that has been done to us and how we harm others? How can we connect our struggles and lift each other up in ways that don’t silence or trample anyone?
Consented, in collaboration with Empty Cages Collective, will examine all this and much more, asking what solidarity means and whether it is possible.
All the money made from the ticket sales of this event will go to Empty Cages Collective. The Empty Cages Collective is a group of activists taking action against the prison industrial complex in the UK.
The lecture theatre for this event is the DLT, in the SOAS Russell Square Main Building. This venue is accessible.
If you cannot afford a ticket but still wish to attend please email [email protected]