PLAYING THE RACE CARD

Race card: Pejorative used to shame someone into not mentioning the obvious racism they're being subjected to. - Nels Abby (Jan 2020)

The ‘playing the race card’ accusation is just a way to silence us. - Afua Hirsch (Jan 2020)

I don't think anybody wants a handout or preferential treatment, although that's what we give ourselves every year... people just want to be acknowledged and appreciated and respected for their work - Joaquin Phoenix (Feb 2020)

PLAYING THE RACE CARD

Launching in St Leonards in October 2020 the Playing the Race Card project seeks to examine the realities and the deeper historical significance of this term and encourage discussion of its use and meaning.

The objective is to explore the conventional ‘dictionary definition’ of The Race Card and turn it on its head; creating a space for alternative views that looks to celebrate diversity, not solely to negate the views of those deprived of opportunities.

This comprehensive project will include a physical exhibition of selected works, panel discussions and workshops in St Leonards along with an online exhibition.

Further info

Playing the Race Card is a community project led by local residents who have formed a voluntary run Working Group to help shape the vision of the project. The project is further supported by Black Butterfly, a not for profit creative organisation based in Hastings raising awareness of equalities issues and engaging communities to come together through creative art activities.

If you are interested in being involved helping make this project happen, please email info@goodstuffinstlens.com or alternatively call 020 3920 9045 and leave a voice message with your name and telephone number and we will get back to you when we can.

Supported by

Playing the Race Card is part of Good Stuff in St Leonards, a community-led programme of creative activities and events funded by Creative Civic Change and facilitated by local arts charity Home Live Art

If you have any questions or queries regarding Flexed please email info@goodstuffinstlens.comor alternatively call 020 3920 9045 and leave a voice message with your name and telephone number and we will get back to you when we can.