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Boisterous Ravens and Boisterous Justice

7 February 2022, 7-8.30PM BST

Join us in learning how to promote work reflecting the true community!

Join us for this workshop with Dettie Gould on community and allyship. Dettie will talk a bit about the Boisterous Ravens spoken word and poetry platform for women and non-binary people of colour and how these intersections are shared with the LGBTQ+ universe. Together we will discuss how amplifying Black and Brown voices is essential to social justice and grounded allyship. How can we promote work reflecting the true community?

The goal is to form a working living collection of those who will move forward to perform work that lifts the voices of writers and performers of colour and their listening allies. The word ally is problematic but we can unpick what is needed for meaningful collaboration and respected distance. We will create anthemic pieces as infrastructure for this goal.

Get your free ticket on Eventbrite here.

Dettie writes short fiction, poetry under the name of DG Coutinho. She/They perform and host spoken word events for Women and Non-binary people of colour under the name of DGC. Her/Their book Prodigal Honey was long-listed in the 2015 Exeter Novel Prize. The book The Light and Shade of Ellen Swithin won the Harvill Secker crime writing award 2021.

Dettie also writes Human Rights reports for equality and diversity NGOs Age Assessments and Court as Dettie Gould. She/They are a Liverpool FC fan and virulent coffee snob and identify as a Queer Black Writer and feel lucky to know South Asian and West African cultures as her/their heritage.

Accessibility: This is an online talk via zoom which will feature audio and video. The talk will unfortunately not have subtitles, audio description or a BSL interpreter and will not be suitable for use with screen readers. If you have any other questions regarding accessibility please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Everyone is welcome! However, racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, ableism, fatphobia, ageism or discrimination on basis of ethnicity, immigration status, or religious, cultural, and/or spiritual beliefs, or any other kind of oppressive behaviour is unacceptable and if used, the participant will be excluded.

Please note that Zoom details will be shared two days before the event via email. Don’t share the details with anyone else. Participant audio and video will be turned off. Q&A will be conducted via chat.

How to use Zoom: click the link to the webinar given above and it will open a page that asks you to launch Zoom. If you have the app downloaded, you can launch it there by clicking “Launch” or “Open”. If you don’t have the app, it is free to download if you want to, or you can click the link at the bottom of the page that says “Join from Your Browser”, which will just open on your browser without you having to do anything else. You will then be put in a waiting room for the host to let you in. Once you have been admitted, click the button that says ‘join using computer audio’. From then on, you will be able to hear and see the other participants! Along the bottom of your screen are options for muting and ‘unmuting’ yourself (turning your microphone on and off); turning your video on and off; and the chatbox, among other things. That should be all you need to know! If you would like to watch a handy video on how to Zoom, visit: https://youtu.be/QRpTWZKwr6U

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