In the lead-up to International Women's Day, House of Vans is teaming up with all-female creative collective Gal-Dem to bring Hear Our Voices - a one-day takeover in support of diversity and in celebration of women from all walks of life.
Through celebrating the words and works of women of colour, Gal-Dem supports women in the UK who will be most affected by the government's proposed changes to domestic violence funding which will leave some refuges and services without funding.
For one Sunday only, film-maker Jade Jackman and the rest of Gal-Dem will fill the House of Vans gallery, cinema and music tunnels with a bespoke art show, curated talks & film screenings, a raffle and an independent street market.
All proceeds from this event will be donated to Imkaan, the only UK-based, second-tier women's organisation dedicated to addressing violence against black minoritised women and girls.
Heres what is in store:
Talks & Short-Film Screenings | Cinema Space
12:30 – 13:30
Ending violence against all women.
A panel discussion focusing on BME women's experience of sexual and racialised harassment.
Hareem Ghani is NUS Women's Officer, and leads on NUS' work with women students and women's liberation
Umber Ghauri is a QTPOC makeup artist for all genders and all skin tones
Kafayat Okanlawon is a Womens rights activist and creator of website The Roving Reporter
Illary Valenzuela Oblitas is a policy and communications coordinator at the Latin American Women's Rights Service
13:30 – 15:00
End deportations workshop.
Stay tuned for more information!
Short film screening curated by Jade Jackman with introduction from Leah Cowan, Gal-Dem Politics editor. In one way or another, each of these films discuss, disrupt, celebrate or expand conventionally held notions of the feminine experience.
La Rumba Me llamo Yo - Savannah Leaf
Magic - Laura Kirwan-Ashman
Fuck Me Or Destroy Me - Aisha Mirza
Define Gender: Victoria Sin - Amrou Al-Kadhi
Calling Home - Jade Jackman
Liv Little, Gal-Dem founder & editor, in conversation with Guest speaker TBA, watch this space for updates!
Documenting London Living – A Photographic Showcase | Gallery Space
House of Vans gallery space will host a documentary photography exhibition exploring the theme of 'London living', with images from Shannei Rae, Angela Stephenson, Bernice Mulenga and Adama Jalloh.
This exclusive photographic showcase will run for an exclusive 10-day.