Summer school for feminist activists

// 26 May 2010

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feministaschoolflyer.jpgUK Feminista is holding a free two-day summer school in London on Saturday 31 July-Sunday 1 August.

Here’s the schedule, I’ll be chairing a panel on women and the media on the Sunday:

DAY 1: Saturday 31st July, 10:00-17:00

Speakers confirmed: Zoe Williams, the Guardian; Karin Robinson, Democrats Abroad; Shaista Gohir MBE, Muslim Women’s Network UK; Heather Harvey, Amnesty International UK; Denise Marshall, Eaves; Baljit Banga, Newham Asian Women’s Project; Kat Banyard, author of The Equality Illusion & Director of UK Feminista; WOMANKIND Worldwide; Fawcett Society

Workshops: How to run a feminist group; running an effective campaign; fundraising skills

Panel discussions & seminars: The importance of feminist organising; the feminist year ahead; men and masculinity

DAY 2: Sunday 1st August, 10:00-17:00

Speakers confirmed: Kira Cochrane, the Guardian; Hannah Pool, journalist; Michelle Daley, Disability Awareness in Action; Pragna Patel, Southall Black Sisters; Jess McCabe, the F Word; Joy Millward, Principle; Julia Minnear, Women’s Environmental Network; OBJECT; Lynne Parker, Funny Women

Workshops: How to use the media; how to influence local and national politics; creative campaign and direct action; promoting diversity within feminist groups; public speaking skills;

Panel discussions & seminars: Women and the media; Feminist Question Time; Why climate change is a feminist issue

More details and info on how to register for a place on the UK Feminista site.

Comments From You

FertileFem // Posted 26 May 2010 at 7:23 pm

No creche, I assume?

saranga // Posted 26 May 2010 at 7:46 pm

wheeee this loosk great! i’ve registered :)

Jess McCabe // Posted 26 May 2010 at 8:34 pm

@FertileFem I’m not sure, and suggest asking UK Feminista directly to find out.

Kate // Posted 26 May 2010 at 10:12 pm

This looks good – especially since I’ve been thinking about setting up an ‘object’ group in Birmingham.

Go go us!! :p

earwicga // Posted 27 May 2010 at 9:23 am

Don’t be silly FertileFem. I would drop down dead if one of these events advertised a creche.

Jess McCabe // Posted 27 May 2010 at 10:49 am

@earwicga Just FYI Feminism in London 2010, which is happening on Saturday 23 October, will have a creche and workshops for older children.

earwicga // Posted 27 May 2010 at 2:57 pm

Ha! I’ll try to resist the otp ‘drop down dead’ comments then.

Good on FiL for creating a child friendly day with workshops for young people and advertising this instead of everyone having to ask directly. And they have included a statement that trans women and men are welcome to to the corresponding women only and men only workshops. Nice one!

earwicga // Posted 27 May 2010 at 3:07 pm

And to be fair to this event advertised in the OP (which looks pretty good) it does ask on the Registration Form – ‘Will you require childcare’. #earwicgaslinksawaynow!

FertileFem // Posted 27 May 2010 at 3:22 pm

I’ve emailed them for clarification but if you, earwicga, say it asks on the registration form then that’s promising. Though I maintain that this kind of info needs to be on the poster itself or many parents won’t bother to get as far as the registration form.

Quiet Riot Girl // Posted 23 July 2010 at 4:43 pm


I was wondering who will be running the workshop on men and masculinities?

I have an interest in this issue and cant make the conference but would like to get in touch with anyone working on masculinity in a feminist context. Thanks.

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