Declaring the Activism of Black Feminist Theory Convention – 9th (and 10th) March 2012

16 February 2012 at 9:20 pm

TRC launches their Black and Minority Ethnic Women’s Service

We welcome everyone in the community on 9th March to attend a day about the hardship that Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Women face and how to cope

A day where everyone within the community comes together to recognise:

    Lack of Respect
    Lack of Power
    Forced Marriage
    Lack of Voice
    Lack of credibility

A day where you will get:

    Exchange of knowledge and skills
    Encouragement and inspiration
    Energy and mutual nourishment

A day to listen to some of the most famous Black women writer and what the have to say:


    Sara Ahmed, Gargi Bhattacharyya, Kum Kum Bhavnani, Kimberle Crenshaw, Carole Boyce Davies, FORWARD, Southall Black Sisters, Ann Phoenix, Sunera Thobani.

Friday 9th March 2012, 9:30 – 8:30 (includes lunch & evening meal)
Longford Park Stadium, Edge Lane, Streford, Mancheste, M32 8PX
fee £65 – includes all refreshments including lunch and the Launch dinner.

For more details please email

We want to encourage all women to come along, whether or not you have ever been to a “convention” before. We particularly want to encourage all Black and Ethnic Minority women, from Trafford, to come and take hear our speakers and share in this celebration of Black women’s lives and survival. This is a new service for Trafford and we want you to be a part of its launch.


Master Class Q&A Discussion Session: 10th March 2012 – fee £30

This half day session gives you an opportunity to discuss particular issues, ask questions and share ideas with the keynote speakers in a smaller group.

We are determined to make sure that the fee is not a barrier that prevents anyone from attending – please do let us know if you want to attend but are unable to pay the fee.

For more information email

Keynote Speakers:

    Sara Ahmed, Gargi Bhattacharyya, Kum Kum Bhavnani, Kimberle Crenshaw, Carole Boyce Davies, FORWARD, Southhall Black Sisters, Ann Phoenix, Sunera Thobani.

The daily reality of living with the effects of racism and sexism mixed up with other pressures such as poverty, disability and homophobia is exhausting. The ways in which Black women are physically, emotionally and sexually violated and survive these experiences need to be understood in relation to racism and those other weights of oppression that press us down. In other words Black women survivors of this racist patriarchy have specific issues and needs which require particular strategies, knowledge and forms of action. This convention has grown out of Black women (in Manchester and beyond) voicing their desire/need for mutual nourishment, inspiration and exchange of intelligence and support.

“I think that it is really important that you and your colleagues have decided to organize this conference. I applaud you on your initiative.”
(Patricia Hill Collins, author of ‘Black Feminist Thought’)

“I will be there in spirit, however, since I am sure you will generate some powerful energy at the meeting!”
(Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Indian-American theoriet)

“It is of course timely, essential and inspired.”
(Kimberle Crenshaw, Law Professor)

This convention examines the ‘links between Black feminism as a social justice project and black feminist thought as its intellectual center’ (Hill Collins 2000 p59). In a direct challenge to the binary of activism or theory, experience or scholarship the conference explores the intersectionality of Black feminist theory and activism as lived experience.

Key Objectives:
A detailed examination of the relationship between Black feminist theory, Black feminist activism and the lived experience of Black women survivors.
A detailed examination of Black feminist ‘theory as liberatory practice’ (Hooks 1994 p59) picking up the potential of Black feminist scholarship to confront the regulation and violation of women.
The convention seeks to create debate, share standpoints in order to question what counts as theory and who counts as theorist.


Friday 9th March

    9:00 a.m. Registration
    9:30 a.m. Welcome
    10:00 a.m. Speeches & Discussion
    11:30 a.m. Break
    12:00 p.m. Speeches & Discussion
    1:30 p.m. Lunch
    2:30 p.m. Speeches & Discussion
    4:00 p.m. Break
    4:30 p.m. Speeches & Discussion
    6:00 p.m. Evening Meal
    7:00 p.m. Speeches & Discussion
    8:30 p.m. Close

Saturday 10th March

    <10:00 a.m. Q&A with Speakers
    1:00 p.m. Close

More details and booking


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