Silent Oppressions is a visual art exhibition running on 6th March 2017 showcasing instances of gender based discrimination and violence. The event will focus on promoting awareness and providing an artistic approach to the invisible issues raised by the patriarchal structures of society exploring the issues facing gender, race and sexuality.

Silent Oppressions will be held in conjunction with International Women’s Day 2017

Power cannot be exercised unless a certain economy of discourses of truth functions in, on the basis of, and thanks to, that power - Michel Foucault
"The hard thing about micro-aggressions is that, in many cases, they are entrenched in our culture and society. That means they sneak into our minds and out our mouths without us being completely aware."

This exhibition marks the beginning of the Democratic Education Network’s series on gender issues during international women’s month and will be concluded by a round table discussion event on the 29th March. The International Women’s Day 2017 campaign theme #BeBoldForChange calls on forging a more gender inclusive world, the Silent Oppressions Exhibition aims to showcase the micro-aggressions (daily invisible aggressions) that diminish the creation of this gender-inclusive community.

What is Micro- Sexism?

The art show and following roundtable discussion will bring together art and academia, showcasing new artistic student talent complementing academic research on gender presented by both established academics and students who have taken a specialised interest in gender studies thereby bringing together works from both social science and the arts. The exhibition will feature canvas artwork, a curated photography series, interactive workshops, live performances and a short film screening.


Venue: Portland Hall, Regent Street Campus, University of Westminster

Date: 24th of March 2017

Time: 10 a.m to 6 p.m

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