Inspired by the life and work of Professor Stuart Hall, the Stuart Hall Foundation is committed to public education, addressing urgent questions of race and inequality in culture and society through talks and events, and building a network of SHF scholars and artists in residence.
In response to the Covid-19 crisis and the Black Lives Matter protests worldwide, the Stuart Hall Foundation’s Board and staff have considered how we can contribute most effectively to the current challenges we all face. We have therefore together decided to re-focus the Foundation’s resources and work on two key strands of activity:
Delivering a dynamic digital programme entitled #reconstructionwork which will focus on contributing to the building of a better society and culture in the aftermath of the pandemic and in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, connecting education, culture and politics as Stuart Hall did.
Building and developing our network of scholars and artists in residence. We look forward to continuing activity with this international network of critical thinkers and practitioners who are engaging with Stuart Hall’s work and the ways it can help us to address the issues today of racial inequality and other forms of underrepresentation and disadvantage within both academia and the wider public world.
We are launching this activity with an online event on 26th June as well as recruiting a new Digital Content Curator to shape the #reconstructionwork digital programme over the coming months.
Frontlines: Land and the Climate Crisis with Abeer Butmeh, Dr Hamza Hamouchene and Sam Siva
Land both contributes and is affected by climate change. It is the frontlines of the climate crisis where livelihoods, resources and inherited knowledge are fought for against industrial extraction, the militarism of imperial ventures, and colonialism’s erasure of indigenous epistemologies. This conversation asks how land is central to efforts to both deepen and circumvent the crisis?
For this #ReconstructionWork event the Stuart Hall Foundation welcomes three leading climate activists: Abeer M. Butmeh , Dr Hamza Hamouchene and Sam Siva to share their experiences, imaginings and reflections around land and the climate crisis.
Climate Justice From Below: Race, Class and Climate Crisis with Jhannel Tomlinson and Leon Sealey-Huggins
By: Jhannel Tomlinson & Leon Sealey-Huggins
Our #ReconstructionWork online conversation series continues with another special event with support from Arts Council England.
In the global north and south, low-income communities are the first to experience the impacts of pandemics, water scarcity, power shortages, poor air quality and subpar living standards, which amplify vulnerabilities to extreme weather conditions. These communities are also agents of potent political resistance who have consistently advanced community-based solutions to the climate crisis that are often ignored, or silenced, by the mainstream.
On Tuesday 26th October, the Stuart Hall Foundation welcomed Jhannel Tomlinson, Cofounder of the Young People for Action Jamaica and GirlsCARE and is also the Sustainability Lead for the JAWiC board, and Leon Sealey-Huggins, Lecturer in Global Sustainable Development at the University of Warwick, to discuss intersectional approaches to addressing the climate crisis and its colonial roots. Coinciding with COP26, Jhannel and Leon will share their experiences, think through examples of community-based organising against climate antagonisms, and complicate corporate-led solutions to addressing climate change.
This event is a part of the Contextualising Climate Crisis Series. Read more here.
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