Facing the Facts: Womxn, Health and the State – Pelumi Odubanjo
Unfortunately we will have to postpone this event in light of the coronavirus and the potential travel disruption related to this. We recognise that this will be disappointing news but we’re sure you appreciate that this is an unprecedented situation. We will keep you updated about the rescheduling of the event, keep an eye out for posts on our social media platforms and website.
15th March 2020, 12pm – 6pm
Tate Exchange, 5th Floor, Tate Modern, 53 Bankside, London SE1 9TG
198 Contemporary Arts and Learning is pleased to announce the first of our events in our programme for Tate Exchange 2020. This year’s theme is Power, set by lead artists, international collective Hyphen-Labs. This year our programme has been curated by emerging curators of colour attending the Factory Programme at 198. Factory is a space for arts and enterprise, a platform for launching new creative businesses and an agency for emerging talent.
Facing the Facts is an event providing a safe space for womxn of colour to learn about and discuss their health and wellbeing. The event will bring together a range of professionals including clinicians, sex educators, medical students, community advocates, artists and others to deliver workshops & panel discussions throughout the day. We welcome all womxn of colour to the space, to learn more about their health, wellbeing, and the services which we look to, to provide us with care.
Take part in an interactive lecture on the colonial history of sexual reproductive health led by Edem Ntumby of Decolonising Contraception. Participate in collective conversations presented by Sara El Harrak focusing on the effects and practices of our national health services, with an array of speakers such as Kelechi Okafor, Leanne Pero, and Dr Ria Clarke. Engage in conversations highlighting the importance of donating blood within minority ethnic groups with Melanin Medics, a collective of young aspiring medical students. Together, let’s explore not only the complexities of womxn’s experiences within the NHS and with healthcare in Britain, but critically engage with themes such as the overlapping conflicts of class, public/private health, gender-binaries and sexuality.
Pelumi Odubanjo is an artist and curator based in London. Looking at organizations of contemporary spaces, Pelumi’s practice informs her research on intersectional feminism, ethnographic research, and the dynamics of global politics.
1-2pm Lecture on sexual health by Edem Ntumby of Decolonialising Contraception
3-4pm Talk on Black Women and Cancer, speakers Leanne Pero, Cheryl Johnson, and Helena Boyce
4:30-6pm The NHS, speakers Kelechi Okafor, Dr Ria Clarke, Ololade Obadare, Dr Georgette Oni
The event will be accompanied by different workshops throughout the day.