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Ultra-red | Encuentro
"What do you hear? Is there racism in England's Southwest?"
Part of "Plymouth Expo" organised by Sonic Arts Network

Plymouth Arts Centre
Saturday June 23, 2007
Beginning at 1:00 pm

38 Looe Street, Plymouth
Telephone: 01752 206114
All are welcome.
Free of charge.
Childcare will be provided.

Your Voice . . . Your Words . . . Your Time To Speak Out! Members of The Monitoring Group, the sound art collective Ultra-red, and local residents invite all to come together to discuss the questions: WHAT DO YOU HEAR? Is There Racism In England's Southwest? This special event will feature informal presentations, audio recordings from the region and discussion on experiences of racism in England's southwest and what we can do to fight it. This event launches a collaboration between The Monitoring Group and Ultra-red on a sound project to take place in the south of England this summer. The project will involve local communities and their struggles for racial and migrant justice.

Facilitators: Janna Graham (London) and Elliot Perkins (Torquay)

13.00 - 13.05 THE MONITORING GROUP WELCOME (Elliot Perkins)

13.05 - 13.10 ULTRA-RED WELCOME (Janna Graham)

13.10 - 14.10 INTRODUCTIONS (Janna Graham)
(Go around the room and invite each person to introduce her or himself. Write all questions on flip-chart paper.)

  • Your name
  • What town you are from
  • Any organizational affiliation
  • Questions: What do you want to hear this group talk about?

14.10 - 14.30 SMALL GROUPS
(Divide room into three small groups.)

  • What questions emerge as the most pressing for discussion?
  • What questions have not yet been mentioned but should be raised?

14.30 - 14.50 BREAK

14.50 - 15.20 REPORT SESSION (Janna Graham)
(Write responses from small groups onto flip-chart paper.)

  • Small groups report on what questions emerge as of primary importance?
  • What questions have not yet been raised?

15.20 - 15.30 EVALUATION (Janna Graham)
(Make sure all participants have signed contact sheet.)

For more information contact The Monitoring Group at:
TMG Rural Racism Project
1 Lucius Street, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5UW
Telephone: 01803 203525
24 Hour Emergency Helpline: 0800 374618 (toll free)
Human contact advice service for victims of racial violence and harassment.

Ultra-red has been invited as part of the Artists and Curators Residency Programme at Plymouth Arts Centre.