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M{if} and FAR Collaboration 'In Practice': First the Dishes, then the Revolution!

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First the Dishes, then the Revolution!

Who does the dishes, and who gives the interviews, once the revolution is underway?
How inclusive are our movements when it comes to gender, race, class, age, ability, sexual orientation and other identities?
How are various tasks and responsibilities divided within our movements?
Do we (inadvertently or otherwise) reproduce the same mechanisms and hierarchies we aim to question?

In the first FAR Night School session of autumn 2019, we wish to confront our own biases, by means of an open group discussion of how activist spaces, and activists in other spaces, can still reproduce problematic power structures.

Participation is open to all, and one does not have to be part of a specific collective or  movement to be able to join and share experiences. As in all our sessions, you are free to join for all or part of the session, and participate in ways that feel best for you. There is no compulsion to actively speak and participate, and silent observing is an equally welcome way of taking part in our collective learning process. We do ask all our participants to follow safer space guidelines that we will share at the beginning of the event. We will also have a dedicated person responsible for ensuring everyone enjoys a discrimination free experience.

FAR Night School sessions in autumn 2019 are realised in collaboration with Museum of Impossible Forms, as part of “In Practice”, a series focusing on practical feminist, anti-racist and class confrontational ways of being in different situations.

All sessions are free and open to everyone without prior registration. Sessions are independent, and attendance in other sessions is not required for participation.

FAR Night School (Feminist Anti-Racist Night School) is an independent platform for feminist and anti-racist learning, operating in Helsinki since January 2017. We welcome anyone as teacher, student, organizer, notetaker, participant, listener, speaker, wonderer, question asker, discusser, silent witness, etc.

M{if} is a safer space. It follows safer space policies to create a welcoming, inclusive, awesome environment.

Events at the Museum of Impossible Forms are completely free and accessible without prior booking.

Museum of Impossible Forms is accessible by lift with thresholds up to 4cm on the way. The toilet has no thresholds but is not spacious enough to meet accessibility standards. Nearest accessible toilet is located at Kontula metro station.

ps: in case you missed the point of the title:

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