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Tue, 07 Feb



sisterwoman vegan in conversation with fatima "fatti" tarkleman

towards an ecology of care

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sisterwoman vegan in conversation with fatima "fatti" tarkleman
sisterwoman vegan in conversation with fatima "fatti" tarkleman

time & location

07 Feb 2023, 19:00 – 20:00


about the event

the talks will take place across february with queercircle, a new london based lgbtq+ led charity working at the intersection of arts, culture and social action.

precipitated by capitalism and overconsumption, the balanced relationship between people and planet has been decaying since the industrial revolution. recently exacerbated by covid-19, brexit and the “cost of living crisis”, few statistics better exemplify the uk’s inequality than those detailing food insecurity – the inability to afford or access fresh, nutritious food. Food security is dependent on a predictable climate and healthy ecosystems - without urgent and immediate action, climate change will further disrupt food availability, reduce access to food, and affect food quality. over the month of february join creative cook safiya Robinson, founder of plant based social enterprise sisterwoman vegan, for three conversations with her peers and collaborators using care as a lens through which to explore why and how we do what we used to do naturally, in an increasingly unnatural world.

all talks will be recorded and transcribed for the queercircle website. tickets are FREE but you do need to book a ticket.

7/2/23 - Fatima "Fatti" Tarkleman is a zero-waste migrant chef of mixed African-Asian descent. She has special interests in cross-cultural cooking that prioritises sustainability and inclusivity, while representing her London upbringing, and the flavours of her heritage. Fatima works as a development chef, workshop facilitator, recipe writer, and content creator. She embraces innovative ways of using age-old techniques to make delicious food, putting care for people, their stories, and nature at the heart of her practice. Fatti is currently working at the ultra-sustainable Silas Yard in Hoxton, as well as curating her collaborative cookbook Kin~spiration: recipes to waste less by chefs and their inspirations.

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14/2/23 - Samia Dumbuya (she/they) is a powerhouse facilitator and public speaker. They are a climate justice activist with a deep interest in engaging communities by exploring and building collective tools to create change. Samia believes in people power and has experience working with Friends of the Earth Europe and as a campaigner and a Climate justice and energy campaigner. Samia's work focus is raising awareness about the importance of integrating the intersectionality framework into the work of the climate movement and building community. They are currently an Impact Producer for Complicité engaging audiences to take climate action and they are also a Project Assistant for The Resilience Project helping young people navigate eco-anxiety.

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28/2/23 - Shanice Bryce is the founder of oom:

oom's philosophical way of approaching creativity sees food, art, and design as an ecosystem – food being the sustenance, art being the environment, and design being the vessel.

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Reading List

Brueck, Julia Feliz, ed. Veganism of Color: Decentering Whiteness in Human and Nonhuman Liberation. Sanctuary Publishers, 2019.

James, Joy. In Pursuit of Revolutionary Love: Precarity, Power, Communities. Divided Publishing, 2022.

Butler, Octavia E. Parable of the Sower. Open Road Media, 2012.

Coxon, Ian Robert, and Craig Bremner. "Towards an ecology of care." Fusion Journal 12, 2017.

hooks, bell. All About Love: New Visions. Harper Collins, 2000.

Loach, Mikaela. It's Not That Radical: Climate Action to Transform Our World. DK, 2023.

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