1. Sacred Circle Ceremony
    Lead By Jocelyn Wabano Iahtail
  2. Panel Discussion
    Speakers: Carolyn Simon, Kamal Hakim, and Jamaal Jackson Rogers

THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE EXHIBITED 2

Community. Identity & Decolonial Thought

The Revolution Will Not Be Exhibited 2 was a Sacred Circle Ceremony and panel discussion organized by Alejandro Salgado Cendales and the Multicultural Artists´ Coalition, where artists, activists, and social scientists are invited to discuss social, cultural,  and political issues.

Description: 

This ceremony/performance/talk aimed to generate solidarity and coalition among different struggles: precarious workers, indigenous peoples, immigrants, people of color, LGBTI community, people with disabilities, and others affected by systematic oppression.

The Revolution Will Not Be Exhibited 2, took place at Shanghai Restaurant in Ottawa, ON, Canada on April 28th, 2018 as part of MayWorks Ottawa, A Festival of Working People and the Arts. http://mayworksottawa.ca/about/

This time the discussion examined the concepts of community, identity and de-colonial thought.

Speakers:
Jocelyn Wabano-Iahtail
Carolyn Simon
Kamal Hakim
Jamaal Jackson Rogers


Statement:

Under the continuous tension between resistance and oppression, the institutionalization of discourses like diversity and inclusion are easily appropriated and manipulated. In fact, identity politics has been co-opted by neoconservative and neoliberal forces that distort this concept to divide anti-systemic movements.

On this matter, The Revolution Will Not Be Exhibited works as a platform for the collective creation of a new epistemology that consolidates the social bonds indispensable for the possibility of a contemporary anti-systemic process based on cooperation.

The discourse of modernity, based on universalism and homogeneity gave birth to western political, economic, and cultural institutions. But, far from universal and neutral knowledge, this frame was established on biases and assumptions that excluded people and knowledges external to the European and American European geographical and historical identity.

The post-colonial period from the aftermath of the WWII shown the necessity of a second process of decolonization at a cultural, political, and economic level. Equal access and participatory decision-making processes must be common grounds to contract the marginalization of subjugated/subordinated peoples, institutions, and knowledges. 




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