Please join us for the next For Solidarity Social, in collaboration with The New Bridge Project, an artist-led space that supports artists, curators and communities through the provision of space for creative practice, curatorial opportunities and an ambitious artist-led programme of exhibitions, commissions, artist development and events.
We will be sharing delicious Sudanese food, showcasing the work of local women and hearing from grass roots organisations including the Stand Up To Racism Education Group and Here: North East.
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Solidarity Socials are informal meet-ups for organisations, projects, initiatives and individuals in the region who are offering support, mutual aid, and an alternative to the extractive and oppressive mainstream economic system. They are also a great opportunity to introduce the initiative you work for and meet other grassroots organisations working in the region.
Solidarity Socials are part of For Solidarity, a project initiated between The Newbridge Project and The Solidarity Economy Association, to map grass-roots organisations and projects in the North East that are working as part of a Solidarity Economy. Those who will be taking centre stage on the day include;
Bukie Adebola-Ezeh is a motivational speaker, consultant, transformational coach, and CEO of Bukie Signature Ltd. who works with entrepreneurs, executives, and organizations, teaching them how to master their identity while leveraging on their key strengths and giving them the push to confidently take charge of their world. Bukie’s holistic approach brings clarity, direction, and positive support for her clients. She helps clients live their best life by filling the gap between where they are now and where they want to be.
By identifying where growth is desired, setting goals and objectives, and ensuring accountability, her clients reach their highest goals and dreams.
Faty Kane is a fashion entrepreneur and social justice campaigner passionate about women’s empowerment and slow fashion. She is the founder of Tarunah, a newly launched womenswear label based in the North-East of England. She works with artisans in Senegal and makes beautiful, high-quality clothing and accessories made with handwoven fabric. She created Tarunah to showcase African elegance, champion women and celebrate craftsmanship.
In parallel, she is professionally engaged in promoting women’s and girls’ rights, building on her career working for international organisations in Senegal and the UK to end child marriage and promote girls’ education.
Jojo Kirtley is a writer, producer, facilitator and founder of Workie Ticket Theatre CIC. Jojo has been working for over a decade to create real social impact through theatre. With project management and producing experience in the arts, education and charity sector, JoJo specialises in working with survivors of abuse. She is most passionate about developing work within local communities to create a platform and raise awareness of issues that affect women.
JoJo is also a qualified teacher with a MA in Theatre Studies and over fifteen years of teaching experience; delivering sessions and workshops across Manchester and the North-East. She balances running Workie Ticket with being a mam to Tom, Ry and Luna.
Donna Chambers representing HERE:NE is Professor, Creative and Cultural Studies in the Department of Arts at Northumbria University. She is a member of the Steering Group for HERE:NE cultural hub, intended to be a welcoming, community-driven resource centre, meeting place and archive which supports and acknowledges the living heritage of global-majority groups in the North East of England.
Stand up to Racism North East (SUTRNE) education group uses educational platforms to contribute to active anti-racism action. Highlighting diversity in the North East raises awareness and improves understanding of racism with young people and adults using arts and culture as tools, in collaboration with like minded organisations and educational institutions. Those taking centre stage on the day include;
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You don’t have to be part of an organisation to attend this event, it’s a great networking opportunity for all.
The event is free but booking is essential.
Date: 23 March 2023
The Newbridge Project, Clarence Walk, The Shieldfield Centre 4-8, off Stoddart St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AL
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