from Nelson to Rojava Thursday 6, 20 oct, 3, 16 nov & 1 dec. 6-8pm Selina Cooper, Lomeshaye Mooring, Nelson
Selina Cooper, Adelaide Norris and Karen Mirza, invite black, asian and mixed race women to come together to share stories and experiences of cross cultural (or intercultural) everyday situations in our lives.
Supported and held by the water of the industrial veins of the Leeds to Liverpool canal, Selina Cooper is moored in Nelson for the Autumn/Winter.
Historically Selina was a working class suffragette, a trade unionist and socialist in the north of England, who began her campaigning life fighting her bosses for better conditions for women in the workplace. Today in her name and honor she is a floating women's resource center, addressing the urgent need for women's space - for a radical redress of power, acknowledgement and voice. Adelaide Norris her radical sister a fictional political activist in the film Born in Flames is arrested upon arriving at a New York City airport, and suspiciously dies while in police custody, she is the spark that lit a feminist sci-fi revolution in New York in the 1980's. Karen Mirza's live aboard residency continues taking a step further to experiment with her ongoing exploration of positions that concentrate on women, bodies and sites of resistance.
On board Selina Cooper starting Thursday 6th October 6-8pm and then every first and third Thursday of each month, is an invitation to participate in an open conversation, to collectively hold a space, intuit the political, and learn to trust that power which rises from our deepest and nonrational knowledge*.
idle woman is a place for all woman and girls to belong, a growing network of connections, friendships and co-creation.
*As women we have come to distrust, that power which rises from our deepest and nonrational knowledge - Audre Lourde
please let us know if you would like to come, call or text 0756 5008977 or email firstname.lastname@example.org