Feminism in London Conference – Rooms of our Own is going

We are looking forward to FIL –  Details below about speakers and how to book.

 

Feminism in London 2013 Conference

Saturday 26 October

Institute of Education, London

 

What are some of the important issues facing women today?

Is the UK government doing enough to close the gap on gender inequality? What can you do as an individual to empower yourself and help overcome gender inequality?

 

The largest Feminist Conference in the UK is taking place on October 26th

 

The event will be a coming-together of women and men to reaffirm why feminism is still needed and what can be done to combat the problems faced by women today. Speakers include Caroline Lucas MP, Gita Sahgal: filmmaker and activist, Shabina Begum: barrister and campaigner. Cynthia Cockburn: writer and campaigner on non violent conflict resolution and gender, Finn Mackay: activist, writer on gender and social justice, Many, many more inspiring women will be there sharing their views and experiences, do come along to join in the discussions. As well as speakers, there will be topical workshops including discussions on female genital mutilation, labiaplasty, human trafficking, patriarchy within mainstream religion, and the movement to reclaim a more holistic spirituality will also be discussed. As well as practical sessions on activism and assertiveness, plus much more.

 

Taking place at the Institute of Education. The conference will be followed by the annual Reclaim the Night march against sexual violence.

 

FiL is also hosting the first planning meeting of the Stop Porn Culture movement which will be launching early next year

 

Art is taking a special place this year, with work being shown from established feminist artists, women in prison and women coming through difficult times.

 

There is a crèche and workshops for children and teenagers.

 

Registration for the event is now open and tickets are priced at £10 (unwaged) and £25 (waged). For more information, please visit www.feminisminlondon.co.uk

 

 

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