ABOUT

WE ARE NOT

SAME

SAME

AWARENESS & VISIBILITY

 

INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST EVENT

 

For people of South and East Asian descent & LGBTQIA+ 

. SEXISM . OBJECTIFICATION . EXOTIFICATION . RACISM .

. DIASPORA . PREJUDICE . STEREOTYPING . APPROPRIATION .

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WE ARE NOT SAME SAME

MANIFESTO

Women* have historically been the object of sexual exploitation and fetishism, however that type of objectification increases when it comes to women* of colour and LGBTQIA+. Of course, these are not the only topics of importance but a community that requires more visibility and solidarity.

 

The WE ARE NOT SAME SAME event highlights the misconception that all Asian countries can be placed under the one umbrella, without regard or respect towards their differences in culture, individuality and history. This event will be spotlighting the implications encircling exotification, sexism, objectification, racism, stereotyping and diaspora. The goal is to create an intersectional feminist platform for people of Asian descent and allies to come together, share experiences, begin discourse and find empowerment.

 

It is apparent that many shy away from discussing the social, cognitive and emotional roots of prejudice. This is a way we can come together to begin discourses surrounding issues within our society and better understand how to move towards a more equal future. Intersectional Feminism is a foundation of these events, as well as rhizomatic learning. After I AM NOT A FORTUNE COOKIE event the second edition is here!

 

 

WHAT ARE THE GOALS?

• Create a welcoming, non-judgemental environment for attendees to discuss the social, cognitive, and emotional roots of prejudice and how they shape our society.

• Engagethewidercommunityonissuesoftheevent’stopicsandintersectionality, empowering them to make changes in their own social, family and career circles.

• Work towards a closing of the gaps of segregation through different mediums, allowing attendees to gain knowledge, experience and share stories that will, in turn, spread awareness and further the movement that aims for equality.

 

 

WHAT’S GOING DOWN?

The second edition of this event will further dive into the implications encircling exotification, sexism, objectification, racism, stereotyping and diaspora. The goal is to create a platform for people of Asian descent and allies to come together, share experiences, begin discourses, find solidarity and empowerment. The existing prejudices and discrimination against people of Asian descent are underrepresented; despite many believing the contrary, as the term Model Minority reinforces both the logic of capitalism and “White ‘normality’ (Ha, al-Samarai & Mysorekar 2007, 9).

 

The kick-off event saw a necessity for the pan-Asian community to collectively come together and represent the vast cultures, traditions, customs, history and individuality. As mentioned, intersectional feminism is a base of these events, which is why there is a focus on POC and LGBTQIA+. With a better understanding of the complex individual experiences creates a discourse within the event, which continues its reach into the wider society.

The event will feature food, art, talks by activists and scholars, videos, performances, VJing and DJing. Creating an enjoyable, accessible, imposing and educational event.

 

 

WHY SUPPORT THIS PROJECT?

By supporting this project, you are contributing to an initiative that allows individuals of all identifications to come together, enjoy and learn from each other’s existences; all the while progressing towards a more equal future. With a vast variety of contributors, this event provides a platform for minority members to showcase their work that may not have been possible in mainstream society. As well as allowing it to be showcased in a context that allows for its Asian heritage to be identified.

 

 

WHY ONLY FOCUS ON PEOPLE OF ASIAN DESCENT?

This event is linked with a petition begun in response to a detrimental event named ‘Happy Ending’ during Berlin Gallery Weekend 2018. The Happy Ending event consisted of a magnitude of problems that revealed the ignorance and negligence of the Art Industry. As those responsible refused to collaborate in order to have a public debate and discussion, Vicky Truong, a member of the Asian community, took it upon herself to correct the misrepresentation of people of Asian descent.

 

 

 

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