POWER OF THE PEOPLE Day

Kaikukatu 4, Helsinki, 00530 Helsinki
Cultural Centre Caisa

Kansanvalta is a documentary film about the young activist and poet Laura Eklund Nhaga and her growth towards her own kind of activism.

Kansanvalta is a documentary film about the young activist and poet Laura Eklund Nhaga and her growth towards her own kind of activism.

The film contemplates racialisation, the possibility of changing oppressive structures, and the role of activism. We follow Laura as she creates her art and travels to Chicago to meet local activists. If you want to make a difference, where should you start? The film was directed by Mervi Enqvist.

On the event day you can watch the film, hear the film's authors, and follow a discussion on the film's themes. During the day you can also take part in workshops that provide tools for your own activism.
Admission to the film screening and workshops is free. Register to ensure your place.

Kansanvalta-day is organised collaboratively between Amnesty International Finland, Oranssi ry, Citizens’ Forum (Sivistysliitto Kansalaisfoorumi), Cultural Centre Caisa and Greenlit Productions.

PROGRAMME

12.00 The event day begins in the auditorium of the Cultural Centre Caisa (Leipätehdas, Kaikukatu 4 B)

12.15 The authors of the film Kansanvalta introduce themselves

12.30 Screening of the film Kansanvalta. The film is mainly in English with Finnish subtitles.

13.40–14.20 Discussion
How is racism constructed in Finland? Can there be a change? How can activism be used to influence change?
The discussion’s panelists are Roma activist Leif Hagert and Hai Nguyen, who is an activist at the organisation Fem-R and a doctoral researcher. The discussion is moderated by Aicha Manai from Fem-R.

15.00–17.00 Tools for your own activism from workshops!
Demonstrations change the world. How to organise an impactful demonstration? What are my rights as a protest organiser and participant? Amnesty International Finland holds a workshop that delves into organising a demonstration and to the basics of freedom of assembly.

Find your own way of influencing through the means of art. How did you feel about the film Kansanvalta? What kinds of thoughts did it evoke? What would you like to influence? Let's talk and work together! The art-based workshop is organised by Oranssi ry and the Citizen's Forum.

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