Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Feminist Fightback conference

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2007
Time: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: University of East London, Docklands campus, 4-6 University Way, London

Organised by a group of Socialist Feminists including the Education Not for Sale student network, Feminist Fightback 07 aims to bring together feminists from a wide range of perspectives to debate ideas and develop practical strategies for fighting women's oppression and exploitation.

Fightback 07 will build on the success of last year’s conference, attended by over 220 people, which gave rise to several activist initiatives including the March 3 2007 Torch-Lit March for Abortion Rights. This year will continue our campaign to defend and extend abortion rights; our discussions will include:

• IS SEXY ALWAYS SEXIST? FEMINISM, LADS MAGS AND PORNOGRAPHY
• ECOFEMINISM
• FEMINISTS AGAINST BORDERS
• ISLAMIC FEMINISM
• RACE, SEX, CLASS
• THE GENDER PAY GAP, LOW PAY AND THE CLASS STRUGGLE
• WOMEN AGAINST SWEATSHOPS

Plus screenings:

• LOVE, HONOUR AND DISOBEY: A FILM ABOUT HONOUR KILINGS BY SOUTHALL BLACK SISTERS
• A PLACE OF RAGE: WOMEN IN THE BLACK CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

Feminist Fightback’s supporters include the National Union of Students Women’s Campaign, the RMT Women’s Committee and the International Union of Sex Workers.

2 comments:

chris said...

Islamic feminism

Are Sikh men as repressed as Islamic women because they cannot show their hair?

Jow Lindsay said...

Turquoise (color). It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into blue-green. (Discuss).