'Life is inherently political': Sassy Apparel Re-launch

Pempeople, London

Saturday, 15 Sep 2018

12:00 – 20:00

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*Online ticket sales have closed - you can purchase tickets at the door*
All dayer inc food+drinks - £25
Day ticket - £12
Evening ticket inc food+drinks - £18

Life is inherently political, let your clothes do the talking.

On 15th September, in true Sassy Apparel fashion, we are celebrating our new name with a line up of speakers who are putting their political and social principles into action.

We will be discussing socialist politics, political activism beyond platitudes.
Looking back at our political ‘heroes’  socialists roots and what they can teach us about political activism today, supporting ethical fashion and products despite our limited finances and divesting from companies who only market diversity.

Having the desire to make change in the world is only the first step.
It is hard to know where to start, focus your time and energy so we will be discussing what organisations we can get invade in to change the current conditions of things and protect the progress we have made.

Since 2015 Sassy Apparel (formerly Sassy Tees) by political activist Edem Barbara Ntumy, whose sole purpose was to get more people engaged in politics. Fashion(statement tees) have always been a way to make bold political statements because our choice of clothing, after all, is an expression of who we are and what we believe in.

At Sassy Apparel we do this by highlighting the politics, movements and activists of the anti-colonial, anti-imperialist, anticapitalist, feminist and black liberation struggle worldwide - all with good humour, a sprinkle of sass, and a whole lot of style.

Doors will open at 11:30am

12:00-1:15pm; Is socialism for historically oppressed groups?
This panel will explore the role of socialism in progressive changes in our society and how it is essential to our fight for peace, equality and justice.
Shelly Asquith - Political Activist and Trade Unionist
Huda Elmi - Political Activist
Kerry Abel - Abortion Rights
Edem Barbara Ntumy - Founder of Sassy Apparel

1:15-2:30pm; Exploring the role of fast vs ethical fashion and how we can divest from diversity as purely a marketing tool.
The panel will be discussing if and how we can turn the tide on fast fashion which employs the labor of some of the poorest people in our world, taking on multinationals who are using diversity as a marketing tool to sell products and line their pockets.
Shakaila Forbes-Bell - Fashion Psychologist, writer and founder of The Psychology of Fashion Blog™
Dorcas Magbadelo - founder of Dorcas Creates
Nadina Ali - Fashion Designer and Artist

2:30-3:30pm; The personal is political; from Grenfell, to youth violence and gentrification.
The panel will discuss how we can get involved in putting pressure on the government to get justice for survivors of Grenfell, how the current media spotlight on violence in the capital doesn't offer any solutions but demonises young (black) people and what opportunities if any are there in the recent wave of gentrification.
Temi Mwale - Director of 4Front Project
Nicholas Okwulu - founder of Pempeople
Amal Bider - Grenfell and Labour Activist

4:00-8:00pm; Life is inherently political, lets PARTY!!!
We don’t know what you heard but us political folk do like to have fun because fighting injustice is about resisting so join us for an evening filled live music, a catwalk showing of our SS18 collection and delicious food.

The venue is accessible but doesn't have accessible toilets.
Sassy Apparel and Dorcas Creates march will be on sale.
Thank you to our venue partner Pempeople.


Pempeople , 91 Peckham High Street , London