Sheffield events!

// 4 September 2011

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Just wanted to plug a couple of most excellent feminist events coming up in Sheffield this Autumn…

Off the Shelf book reading: Shattered

Thursday 13 October, Quaker Meeting House, 7.15pm

Cover of Shattered, featuring the book's title in shiny blue and pink letters on a pale blue background. Below is an outline of a boy and girl on a see-saw. The boy is raised up in the air.

Sheffield Feminist Network will be hosting a book reading by Rebecca Asher as part of the Off the Shelf literary festival. Rebecca will be reading from her book Shattered: Modern Motherhood and the Illusion of Equality.

The book explores how the state, employers and the parenting industry combine to create entrenched inequality in (heterosexual) parenting in the UK, and sets out what needs to change to ensure women, men and children all get a better deal. It also serves as a good kick up the backside for feminists to get out there and make these changes happen! Followed by Q&A.

Tickets are £5 (£3 concessions).

Please book in advance from Jude on 0114 2660434, as last year’s SFN event sold out in advance.

LaDIYfest Sheffield

November 12-13, various venues

LaDIYfest logo: a handwritten drawing of two women each with an arm over the other's shoulder. Their free hands hold a microphone and paintbrushes. One has bunches and a stripy t-shirt, the other a shaven head and a vest. Both look happy.

LaDIYfest Sheffield is an inclusive, DIY, anti-capitalist, community-based feminist festival taking place on November 12-13.

It will be be held at Croft House, Garden Street; The Red House, Solly Street; and The Rutland Arms, Brown Street.

The event’s aims?

We want to create a celebration of women with an emphasis on the artistic, the creative and the political. We oppose the part that capitalism plays in the oppression of women. We want to raise awareness of women’s issues and engage local women with local women’s organisations to create a more equal society for everyone. We will do this by providing a platform to highlight feminist and LGBTQ art, projects and activism through music; performance art; spoken word; films; discussion; art exhibitions and practical workshops, promoting social change in a non-discriminatory environment.

LaDIYfest will also raise money to support the Sheffield Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Service.

Keep your diaries free and your eyes on their Facebook page for full event details coming soon!

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