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Learning from Active Struggles: An international café and evening

Date
Sun 22.09.19
Timings
7:30pm – 10:30pm

From national liberation, Women’s resistance to struggles for ecological justice, fighting neoliberalism and everything in between and beyond, there is a treasure of active and victorious struggles around the world.

This event will present speakers, art, interactive media, music and food from Kurdistan, Palestine, Brazil, Sudan, Columbia, West Papua, Algeria, Kenya, Eritrea, Kashmir, and Western Sahara discussing joint struggle, how to win and what the British Labour movement can learn.

Speakers

Rohash Shexo is a women’s rights activist and journalist originally from Rojava (West Kurdistan, Syria). She has worked as a journalist in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon and is on the management committee of the London-based non-profit women's organisation, Roj Women's Association (RWA)

Luana Tapajós is a Brazilian environmental and indigenous activist, defender for the rights of the original peoples. She was born in tapajó territory, in the middle of the Amazon forest and she fights for the conservation of rivers and forests.

Firoze Manji is a Kenyan activist with more than 40 years’ experience in international development, health, human rights and political organizing. He is the Adjunct Professor at the Institute for African Studies, Carleton University in Canada, and Associate Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies. He was a Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College, University of Oxford (2001-2015).

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Khadija Mohammed-Nur is a founding member of the Network of Eritrean Women and a member of the Women’s International Peace League

Alia al Ghussein is Palestinian organiser, charity worker and executive committee member of the Arab Labour Group

Sara Abdelgalil is a Consultant paediatrician, current president of the UK branch of the Sudan Doctors Union and spokesperson for the Sudan Professionals Association, the leading body in Sudan Uprising

Hamza Hamouchene is a London-based researcher and activist. He is the co-founder of Algeria Solidarity Campaign (ASC) and coordinator of Environmental Justice North Africa (EJNA)

Jdeiya was raised in the Saharawi refugee camps and now lives in Europe. Like all people from Western Sahara she is involved in the struggle for the independece of her country.

Dr. Mehroosh Tak is a Kashmiri economist working on global food systems. She co-founded the Kashmir solidarity movement (KSM) to raise awareness about the self-determination struggle of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Sudan Revolution Art (SRA) is a memorial campaign for the brave women and men who were killed in front of the Military Headquarters in Khartoum on 03/06/2019. Those who committed the crack down on the non-violent resistance campaign in Sudan where the Rapid Support forces (RSF) of the Transitional Military council (TMC) which took over following the removal of Al-Bashir 30 year dictatorship

Our campaign is aiming to highlight the peaceful effort and non-violent drive of Sudanese civilians towards democratic change for the last 30 years.

Th SRA exhibition documents the incredible creativity of the collective struggle of the Sudanese masses and includes street art from around the 58 day sit-in in Khartoum.

Raki Ap is the international spokesperson for the Free West Papua campaign, which exists to alert the world to the ongoing genocide in West Papua, which is under Indonesian military occupation

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