Seminar: How can an institution be an ally?
Monday 13th May 2019, 12.00-16.00
How can an institution be an ally?
Place: Center for New Dance Zodiak, Helsinki
Address: Cable Factory, Tallberginkatu 1 B/154, 00180 Helsinki
The entrance to the foyer and stage of Zodiak is through the glass door V. The auditorium and the foyer are accessible with a wheelchair, and can be reached using the lift located at door B. Please note that the door to the lift is heavy.
In the seminar, we will hear a keynote speech about diversity work in Germany. After that we will talk about concrete measures to promote equality in the Finnish context paying attention both to the point of view of small and large organizations. How can each institution make equality assessment and planning that suits its activities and how can this plan become a concrete tool in the everyday work?
12:00 Opening words Rita Paqvalén (Culture For All Service) and Kemê Pellicer (visual artist, poet, cultural agent) / ENG
12:15 Keynote speech: Sandrine Micossé-Aikins (Diversity Arts Culture, Berlin) / ENG
Sandrine Micossé-Aikins manages Diversity Arts Culture and consults the cultural department of the Berlin Senate. She is a cultural studies scholar, curator and equity manager whose work focuses on racism and empowerment in the arts. Her work also examines the power and effects of colonial imagery, politics of the body, and representation and participation in the German speaking arts and cultural sector.
12:45 Keynote discussion, moderator Martina Marti (Culture For All Service) / ENG
13:15 Coffee break
13:30 Panel discussion, moderator Christine Langinauer (Culture For All Service) / ENG
Virpi Kanniainen (Aine Art Museum, Tornio)
Hanna Fontana (Finnish National Opera and Ballet)
Nitin Sood (advisor on non-discrimination, City of Helsinki)
14:30 Workshop discussions / ENG + FIN
15:30 Conclusion and ending words
The language of the seminar is English and there is English text Interpretation. The workshop discussions can also be held in Finnish. A hearing Induction Loop is installed in the event venue.
The event will be streamed on the Culture For All service Facebook page.
Coffee, tea and a snack will be served.
The seminar venue is the stage of the Center for New Dance Zodiak. Passage to the stage is accessible through the elevator next to the staircase B. Note that the elevator door is heavy. The accessible toilet is located opposite to the elevator on the same floor as the stage.
The seminar is part of the event #StopHatredNow which is produced as a cooperation between UrbanApa, Culture For All Service, Caisa, Goethe-Institut Finnland, Aalto University Department of Art, ARMA, ArtsEqual, Interkult, Globe Art Point and the Center for New Dance Zodiak.
#STOPHATREDNOW 2019 – Allyship and solidarity 13.–16.5.2019
Tools for inclusive, anti-racist and feminist action All events are free of charge!
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#StopHatredNow on usean eri taideinstituution sekä interkulttuurisen ja rasismin vastaisen organisaation yhteinen tapahtuma-alusta monimuotoisen ja avarakatseisen Suomen puolesta. Toiminnan keskiössä ovat yhteisöllisyys, voimaantuminen, yhteistyö ja tiedon sekä resurssien jakaminen. Tapahtuma-alusta on luotu pidempiaikaiseksi ja sen puitteissa voidaan toteuttaa erimuotoista toimintaa. #StopHatredNow toteutettiin ensimmäisen kerran vuonna 2016.