PoC only events

This year in the festival a few of the events are POC only. This is because we understand that arts events are often overwhelmingly white, and sometimes a POC-only event can provide a more comfortable and affirming environment for participants. Thank you for understanding the need for this POC space.

Please do drop us a line if you’d like to chat about our decision to provide POC-only spaces at a select few of our events this year: justine@africa-in-motion.org.uk 

For further information and context about why these spaces are important please see the following articles:

Brinkhurst-Cuff, Charlie, 2017. ‘White People Women Feminist Festival’. The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/may/30/white-people-black-women-feminist-festival

Burton, Nylah. 2019. ‘Outraged white tears about AfroFuture festival just proved we need spaces where white people aren’t invited at all’. Independent: 
https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/afrofuture-festival-pricing-poc-nonwhite-racism-safe-space-a8996216.html

Blackwell, Kelsey. 2018. ‘Why People of Color Need Spaces Without White People: Arrow-Journal: https://arrow-journal.org/why-people-of-color-need-spaces-without-white-people/