Panels and Public Speaking

A forthright, down to earth and engaging speaker below are just some of the panels and public speaking engagement Chardine has appeared on.

How Punk music turned me into a Black Feminist
With the popularity of AfroPunk, an alternative music African American festival, the rising wave of Black feminism and the Black Lives Matter movement. We are seeing a generation young Black people not only politicised but finally reconciling what it means to be Black and “alternative”. In this talk Chardine discusses how coming from a working class background, rather than through university, her journey towards becoming a Black feminist was started by her obsession with alternative music and how the DIY mantra of punk subcultures can inform activism and help forge a radical identity for Black women today. With a performance by Black Feminist Punk band Big Joanie.
Listen to a playlist Chardine created featuring some of the bands mentioned in her Ted talk as well as some of her favourite bands growing up in the 90s and 00s alternative scene.

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Black Rock Symposium: From Bad Brains to Big Joanie
Panel discussion for London Short Film Festival on black identity politics in music and the arts, with Pauline Black (Selecter), Debbie Smith (Echobelly, Curve, Snowpony) and Rachel Aggs (Shopping, Sacred Paws), hosted by Chardine Taylor Stone (activist, member of Big Joanie).
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BFI
Collaboration with Brutus, Stand up and Spit and Punk London
An evening of working class poetry
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Feminism: Arts of a Woman
Chelsea College of Arts

 

 

Feminist: Stories from Women’s Liberation 1963 – 1970
British Library
Feminist: Stories from Women’s Liberation is a one-hour film about the women’s liberation movement in the United States covering the years 1963-1970. The film traces the origins of the movement with archive footage and recent interviews with the women who pioneered the movement. Funny, informative, moving and at times controversial, this is essential viewing for anyone interested in the history of the 20th century, women’s history, women’s rights and struggles for justice and equality. The film won ‘Best of the Fest’ for documentary at the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival.

Welcome to Busseywood: Afroisms
Peckham Free Film Festival
International shorts programme exploring the spectrum of Black subjectivity through the lenses of distinct subcultures from the Afropunk and the Afrofuturist to the Afropolitan and the Black Dandy. The programme was followed by a panel discussion  exploring and debating the key polemics within these cultures and asking how far the dogma of the ism can truly define us.

Africa Utopia: Afrofuturism and Sci-Fi
Royal Festival Hall
‘What I’m talking about is the myth, and nothing that has ever been… Black folks need a mythocracy not a democracy.’ (Professor Sun-Ra, 1971) Writers, activists and artists discuss Afrofuturism, as a genre, an ideology and a movement. Speakers included Afrofuturist author Tosin Coker, writer, and Nigerian performer, producer and artist Nwando Ebizie aka Lady Vendredi. Chaired by Irish-Nigerian visual sociologist and writer Emma Dabiri.

 

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London Feminist Film Festival
Panel discussion on chaired by Jessica Horn on The Lady of Percussion and premiere of Through The Lens of Hip Hop: UK Women.
Chardine also chaired the panel for the Feminist Shorts showcase

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Two Films by Josephine Decker
BFI & ICA
The screening  of Butter on the Latch was followed by a panel discussion ‘Girl Talk Gone Wrong,’ which investigated the enigmas of the female relationships within the film.  Alongside the director, Josephine Decker   was filmmaker Jenn Nkiru. The conversation was chaired by Jemma Desai (ICO, I am Dora).

A symposium was held at the ICA where Chardine facilitated a ‘Wisdom Circle’ in the park where participants shared their experiences of some of the films watched, she also gave a lightening talk “Back in the Dark Place” On cinema as a gendered space and how women have historically experienced cinema.

What is the LGBT community in 2015?
Clapham
It often seems us LGBT lot are a fractured, splintered group. We have the gay male scene, the separate lesbian clubs, transgendered groups – and bisexuality often seems mute and invisible. Yet the ‘LGBT community’ is frequently referred to in the media, particularly around Pride. So what is the LGBT community in 2015? Can such a thing even be said to exist anymore? I spoke on my experiences as a Black Queer (bisexual) cis- woman, the western gender binary and the Queer People of Colour community today.  Organised by writer Pat Cash, other speakers included Dr Rose Hepworth,  David Stuart, Lead Substance Use Advisor at 56 Dean Street. Marcus Morgan, the Bisexual Index and Roberta Francis, trans spoken word artist.

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Beyond Beyoncé: Use it like a bumper!
Open School East
Can Hip-Hop cultures be reclaimed to offer Black Feminist perspectives?
Beyond Beyoncé: Use it like a bumper! was a public conversation which used Hip-Hop as a keystone to question what possibilities are offered to Black female bodies in the mainstream as well as in more alternative cultures.

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DIY Cultures
Rich Mix
Representing Reclaim Brixton discussing DIY Justice with members from Defend The Right To Protest, Grow Heathrow and Decoloniality London.


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Dear White People
Rio cinema, Dalston
Screening of Justin Simien’s Dear White People fettering a panel of young Black British activists, artists and film makers Shola Amoo, Jenn Nikru and Jacob V Joyce.

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Staying Power: Narratives of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s
Victoria and Albert Museum
A conference that raises awareness of the contribution of black Britons to British culture and society, as well as to the art of photography. With activist and writer Stella Dadzie and educator, curator and writer Jacqueline Springer. Second picture is with photographer Pogus Caesar and icons of British subculture The Islington Twins.

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London is Fem: Feminism & Activism: How can we create change?
Panel with other women activists looking at ways to best challenge the systems of oppression in society.

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LA Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema
Tate Modern
Panel discussion on Julie Dash’s film Daughters of the Dust with film curator June Givanni, led by artist and curator Barby Asante.

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Women of the World Festival  2015
Southbank Centre, London

Black LGBTQI Activism
Highlights from this discussion can be watched here

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Haunted Machines ( Future Everything) 2015
Manchester Town hall
30 minute lecture on Afrofuturism: Black liberation and political resistance through technology and narratives of fantasy.
Video of the lecture and panel can be viewed here

Riot Grrrl: The British First Wave and it’s Influence Today
The Proud Archives, Dalston
Chair and host.

Fly Girls, B girls and Home girls: Women of the first wave of UK Hip Hop
Black Cultural Archives, Brixton
Chair and host

Afrofuturism season
The Watershed, Bristol
 Q&A and Introduction for feminist sci-fi film Born in Flames

Ain’t I a Woman: Redefining the Strong Black Woman: recognising and resisting oppression.
SOAS university, London
Speaking on “Punk Sisters of Sound”, how Black women have always embodied a “punk” attitude in music from the 1920’s to today.
Video here

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