Images of racially diverse Latin American women –elderly women, women holding children, women with hot food, and women braiding hair– are woven into a threaded collage under a sun.

RECLAMA Exhibition and Women Resisting Violence Short Films Screening

15 June-16 June

An exhibition, dance performance and films screening making Black and Afro women’s cultural practices more visible and telling their stories.

Brixton House and the Latin America Bureau present

Description

RECLAMA: Harnessing Afro-Ecuadorian Women’s Heritage

Exhibition, Presentation & Performance

Saturday 15 June

Accompanied by an art exhibition and live dance performance from London-based Somos Chibchas Arts, Ecuadorian activists Juanita and Lorena share their journey towards making Black and Afro women’s cultural practices more visible and discuss how to create positive narratives that contest Black women’s portrayal as victims. We invite local organisations and collectives working to document Black culture and history, to promote women’s empowerment and leadership, and to push anti-racist, decolonial discourse to join this cross-culture discussion.

The event will be 1hr 30mins and in Spanish and English.

The exhibition will be running from Monday 3 June in the Nook.

Women Resisting Violence Film Screening

Six short films. Latin American-British collaborations. All produced by women.

Sunday 16 June

Six short films curated by the Latin America Bureau showcase the rich crossover between independent filmmaking and academic research. They centre women telling their stories of resistance, with art often used as a tool for healing and expression.

The screening will be 1hr 15mins.

Accompanied by a short live performance from MinA Migrants in Action Theatre and a short Q&A with filmmakers.

All films include English subtitles where necessary.

This film screening is supported by funding from the Society for Latin American Studies.

Performances

Tickets: FREE
Recommended age: 12+, There are themes of violence against women which will not be visually represented but will be discussed throughout.
Duration: 2 hours
Sat 15 Jun 4:00pm
Sun 16 Jun 4:00pm