Hair Today, Here Tomorrow: Imposter Syndrome, 29th January

Sunday 29th January, 12:00-21:00

Hair Today, Here Tomorrow is a celebration of groups and individuals who are creating their own structures without the help of institutions. We are coming together to discuss, share and care for each other in our intersecting black communities. There will be workshops, arts and crafts made by independent designers and an open talk at the beginning of the day around the chosen theme of Imposter Syndrome.

Imposter Syndrome, is the feeling of inadequacy of your personal achievements or goals despite the contrary. It can manifest by you talking yourself out of opportunities, talking yourself down, comparing yourself to others and it goes on. This discussion is how we can create positive obstacles for ourselves and believe that the future us, is actually us right now.

TICKETS:
Concession: £5
Standard Ticket on the door: £7
Donation ticket includes your ticket and a donation towards someone elses ticket: £10

Kids under 16 are free.

NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS.

DIY Space for London operates on a membership basis. Membership costs £2 for the whole year. Please see the website for details:diyspaceforlondon.org

ACCESSIBILITY:
– DIY Space is on the ground floor and wheelchair accessible (double doors from main entrance to space). Ramp leading to the accessible toilets.
– Group bus stop walking at night
– Toilets are gender neutral
– BSL (Currently searching for an intepreter)

TIMETABLE
12 – 1PM Plantain Brunch/Tea
12:30 – 3PM Discussion
3 – 5PM Workshops
6 – 7PM Screenings
7:30 – 9PM – Food Theatre

DISCUSSION
Led by Shana

Requirements: pen, paper, tissues

FOOD
Brunch served from 12 – 1pm Plantain Brunch.
Dinner served from 4:30pm The Vegan Nigerian.

STALLS
Hair Today, Here Tomorrow
Available Products: Illustrated Postcards of the HTHT posters by
Bimpe Alliu Nimmersatt Su Ngadi Smart
Hair Today, Here Tomorrow Jumpers

Wildsuga – Jewellery / Illustrations / Prints / Art / Fashion
Handmedownglam – Selling vintage clothing
Hair care products from Aunty Eve sold by Fidélia Okandze
Mariel NO Tote Bags
Venus Island Jewellery
Dorcas Creates – Pins / Cards
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/DorcasCreates
Mymilla selling bras and underwear

WORKSHOPS
Black British Girlhood zine workshop on the theme of Imposter Syndrome.
Ama Josephine Eclair “My family doesn’t look like me.” Conversations and sharing around mixed black and white identity.

SCREENINGS
I Am Somebody by Madeline Anderson 30 min.

A documentary record of the 113-day strike by members of the National Union of Hospital and Nursing Home Employees in Charleston, South Carolina during the Spring of 1969. Explores the struggles of these low-paid, Black, and mostly female hospital workers to achieve economic justice, dignity and self-respect. Illustrates how organized labor and the civil rights movement succeeded in forging an effective coalition in the South

Perfect Image? by Maureen Blackwood 30 min.

Bright and imaginative in its approach to its subject, PERFECT IMAGE? exposes stereotypical images of Black women and explores women’s own ideas of self worth. Using two actresses who constantly change their personae, the film poses questions about how Black women see themselves and each other and the pitfalls that await those who internalize the search for the “perfect image”!