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Using Kenya’s first science-fiction film, Pumzi (directed by Wanuri Kahiu, 2009), this session will discuss the prospect of climate change and the moral dilemmas which follow from global warming. Participants will imagine and design their own future after climate change and discuss possible solutions to environmental decline.
Aimed at: 13-15 yrs
As part of the Centre for the Study of International Slavery (CSIS) and International Slavery Museum (ISM) 10 year celebrations, the University of Liverpool are hosting a public lecture with special guest speaker Ana Lucia Araujo.
Through a variety of case studies from different former slave societies in the Americas, Europe, and Africa, this lecture interrogates the complex dialogues among the concepts of history, public memory, collective memory, cultural memory, official memory, and public history.
By discussing how these notions challenge the work of scholars, this lecture also shows how these various modes of engagement with the past relate to slavery and the Atlantic slave trade in both similar and different ways.
International Slavery Museum will be holding the Dorothy Kuya Slavery Remembrance Lecture, part of this year's Slavery Remembrance Day programme which also marks 10 years since the opening of the museum. Dr Gee Walker - campaigner, educator and founder of the Anthony Walker Foundation, will deliver this year’s keynote speech.
The International Slavery Museum has shared a close relationship with Gee and her family since before its opening in 2007 and named its Anthony Walker Education Centre in memory of her son. It is an honour to have her speak for the Museum's 10th anniversary.
In July 2005 Gee's son Anthony was cruelly murdered in a racially motivated attack in Merseyside. Following Anthony's death, Gee founded the Anthony Walker Foundation for which she is a patron. Gee supports families who have suffered similar loss and speaks publicly about her personal experience, her forgiveness of Anthony's killers and to encourage young people to make better choices.
The keynote speech will be followed by a Q&A session with Gee and her daughters Stephanie and Dominique Walker.
Lucy Jackson - Gender trouble/ troubling gender: gender assumptions and the role of patriarchy in contemporary and everyday politics.
The role of feminism and feminist discourses in our everyday lives has been both something to celebrate but has also been problematic. Whilst there has been a backlash against modern day feminism and what it represents, gendered ideals and practices are present in everyday life. Drawing on recent discussions in feminist geography, this discussion looks at the role of gender in politics- including recent political campaigns and more mundane elements of gender, sexism and the role of patriarchy which includes online discussion forums and campaigns regarding women’s reproductive rights. In looking at the connection between these debates, this event explores the question of ‘gender trouble’ and the continued role that assumptions about how different genders behave continue to be a prominent feature in our everyday lives.
This session will focus on the children’s science-fiction film The Glitterball (dir. Harley Cokeliss, 1977) to discuss the future of our planet. Participants will collaboratively write a creative written piece called the ‘Earth Survival Guide’ which advise the main character of The Glitterball about life on Earth.
Aimed at: 10-13 yrs