November 2020 marked 25 years since the murder of Ken Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni 9. Across Nigeria and the wider environmental justice movement, the legacy and story of the lives lost in the defence of the land and communities could not be more poignant.
Now more than ever we are witnessing how police brutality and state violence continues to oppress youth and communities; this violence creates such deep separation and also calls on us to unite to envision movements and ways of being that will carry us all into the future.
In collaboration with MOSOP (Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People), Shake! And Virtual Migrants, Platform hosted the online arts event Dance the Guns to Silence III: Healing Separation, Mobilising Desire, commemorating 25 years since the murder of Nigerian activists the Ogoni 9 in their fight against Big Oil corporations, and to bring us closer to present-day fights against extractivism around the world.