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PANEL DISCUSSION: Revolution Will Not Be Exhibited
April 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Revolution will not be exhibited is a Waska Pimatisiwin and panel discussion organized by artists, activists, and social scientists to discuss issues concerning with social, cultural, political, and economic struggles in contemporary society.
This ceremony/performance/talk aims to generate solidarity and coalition among different struggles: precarious workers, indigenous peoples, immigrants, people of color, LGBTI community, people with disabilities, and others affected by systematic oppression.
The Revolution Will Not Be Exhibited 2, will take place in Ottawa, Canada on April 28th, 2018 as part of MayworksOttawa 2018, A Festival of Working People and the Arts. This time the discussion will examine concepts of community, identity and de-colonial thought.
- Jocelyn Wabano-Iahtail
- Carolyn Simon
- Summer Twenish
- Kamal Hakim
- Jamaal Jackson Rogers
3:00 pm: Sacred Circle Ceremony and discussion led by Jocelyn Wabano-Iatail.
4:30 pm: Panel Discussion with Carolyn Simon, Summer Twenish, Kamal Hakim, and Jamaal Jackson Rogers.
In its first version at Queens College in NYC on March 2017, the discussion explored the concept of intersectionality and its meaning from different perspectives (Queer, Feminist, Socialist, Racial, Indigenous, Chicanx) with the purpose of finding strategies to dismantle the patriarchal/capitalist/racist structures of power and decolonize its institutions (Government, Academy, Museums, Art Galleries, etc.). http://alejandrosalgadocendales.com/the-revolution-will-not-be-exhibited
Under the continuous tension between resistance and oppression, the institutionalization of discourses like diversity and inclusion are easily appropriated and manipulated. In fact, identity politics has been co-opted by neoconservative and neoliberal forces that distort this concept to divide anti-systemic movements.
On this matter, The Revolution Will Not Be Exhibited works as a platform for the collective creation of a new epistemology that consolidates the social bonds indispensable for the possibility of a contemporary anti-systemic process based on cooperation.
The discourse of modernity, based on universalism and homogeneity gave birth to western political, economic, and cultural institutions. But, far from universal and neutral knowledge, this frame was established on biases and assumptions that excluded people and knowledges external to the European and American European geographical and historical identity.
The post-colonial period from the aftermath of the WWII shown the necessity of a second process of decolonization at a cultural, political, and economic level. Equal access and participatory decision-making processes must be common grounds to contract the marginalization of subjugated/subordinated peoples, institutions, and knowledges.