Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Weekly Update - 21st January (belated!)

Hello feminists!

Hope that you've had a wonderful weekend! I had a fab weekend at the Feminist Library's Women Studies Without Walls - amazing to see so many feminists in one place! This is my last blog as the typist behind Feminist Events, as I am off to Australia for a year! It's been a fun few months seeing what's going on - please stay tuned as the blog will continue!

A couple of links for you  - this is a guide to all V-Day events in London, on their website - http://tinyurl.com/1billionrising234. In addition, @RachelHills and @SarahGraham7 are thinking of organsing some feminist meet-ups - check out their Twitter for more info!
Thanks for all of your support, good luck with all your amazing events!

Amelia x

Monday 21st Jan: Object! Meeting
Meeting with Object! to find out more about campaigns and to plan future actions. See link for more information about times and location, free.

Tues 22nd Jan: Women, Protest, and the Nature of Female Rebellion
Lecture from Laurie Penny. 6.30pm, LSE, free!

Weds 23rd Jan: Sexual Whiteness
Lecture from Professor Éric Fassin on sexual whiteness. 3.30pm, LSE, free!

Weds 23rd Jan: "Don't Teach Me What To Wear - Teach Your Sons Not To Rape"
An open meeting in solidarity with India’s anti-rape protests and to confront gender violence 
in Britain. 6pm, LSE, free.

Thurs 24th Jan: Natalie Bennett at Dialogue with Islam
'Is Feminism Dead?' A discussion with Natalie Bennett (leader of the Green Party) and Muslim Debate Initiative. Conway Hall, 6.30pm, free!

Thurs 24th Jan: Judgement ft. Those Pesky Dames
Royal Holloway Feminist Society will be hosting a talk on "Judgement": a discussion on the issues surrounding slut shaming and prude-shaming. Vloggers Those Pesky Dames will also be joining us! 6pm, Royal Holloway, free entry for members / £1 for guests.

Sat 26th Jan: Feminar
London Feminist Network will be discussing 'Online Misogyny and Women Bloggers' at their monthly feminar. See http://londonfeministnetwork.org.uk/ and their forum for more information, or email email LFNfeminars@gmail.com. 2.30pm, central London, free!

Next Week (beginning 28th January)
Tuesday 29th Jan: Progressive Women's Funny Fundraiser
Keep away the January blues, Progressive Women are delighted to invite you to join us for an evening of comedy. Laugh until your bones are warm! Compered by Tiernan Douieb, starring: Helen Keen, Catie Wilkin, Amy Howerska, Tamar Broadbent, Ann Domoney, Jessica Fostekew, Lou Sanders, Chris Coltrane, Blod Jones and Kate Smurthwaite. Comedy Pub, 7pm, £10.

Thurs 31st Jan: Non-Reproduction Symposium 
A two-day interdisciplinary symposium at Birkbeck, University of London supported by Birkbeck School of Arts and MaMSIE (Mapping Maternal Subjectivities, Identities and Ethics). 9.30am onwards, Birkbeck, free! 

Sun 3rd Feb: Suzanne Lacey Silver Action
Tate Modern presents a new participatory artwork by artist Suzanne Lacy that deals with two key themes in public discourse - ageing and activism - in relation to the specific role of women in recent history in shaping the public agenda. 2pm, Tate Modern, free!http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tanks-tate-modern/music-and-live-performance/bmw-tate-live-suzanne-lacy-silver-action

Future Events!

Tues 5th Feb: London Feminist Network meeting
London Feminist Network meeting to discuss plans for the future. See http://londonfeministnetwork.org.uk/ and their forum for more information. Open to all women. 6.30pm, central London, free!

Fri 8th Feb: Skirt - A Disco
Liberté. Egalité. Beyoncé! Sassy music to dance to.  9pm - 2am,  Resistance Gallery, £3 on the door. All proceeds to Education For Choice.

Weds 13th Feb: Unspoken Words
QMEquality and QM Literature Society present "Unspoken Words: A Night of Feminist Poetry and Spoken Word". Two set lists and an open mic session. 6.30pm doors open, the Gallery Cafe in Bethnal Green, free!

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