Next Saturday! This is happening in London and all proceeds go to Education For Choice, giving young people evidence-based information on pregnancy choices.
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EVENT: Christmas Skirt - 10pm, 7th December; Resistance Gallery, 265 Poyser Street, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9RF
Cost: £5 on the door.
All proceeds to Education For Choice.
OOMK Issue 2 is finally here!Issue 2 is a celebration of PRINT and is packed with interviews, articles, art, photography and illustration from over 40 female artists, writers and activists (and a few men too).Contributors include The Guerilla Girls, Sara Salem, Hana Riaz,See Red Women’s Workshop, Soraya Syed and Rosie Martin to name just a few.To celebrate we will be having an official launch on Friday 22nd November at Motown in East London. At the launch there will be a mini exhibition of some of the work from the zine and also the opportunity to purchase a copy.Date: Friday 22nd NovemberAddress: Motown, 157 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 7DGTime: 6.30-9pmWe’ve also taken over the window display at Bookartbookshop in Old Street to coincide with the launch. We’ve installed a floating exhibition inspired by PRINT and it will be up for two weeks starting today!OOMKxx
EVENT: 6.30pm, Friday 22nd November; 147 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 7DG | UK
EVENT: ‘Half the Battle: Women Fighting Racism in East London’, London UK
- 7pm, Tuesday 19 March; Idea Store Whitechapel, E1 1BU
- 1pm, Tuesday 26 March; Redbridge Central Library, IG1 1EA
- 4pm, Wednesday 27 March; Barking Learning Centre, IG11 7NB
- 7.30pm, Tuesday 2 April; Hoxton Hall, N1 6SH
As part of Women’s History Month 2013, Eastside Community Heritage is presenting a history of women fighting racism in East London, in their own words.
East Londoners have long been on the front line of the battle against racism in various forms. From Brick Lane to Barking, women have always played a crucial role in this vibrant and continuing legacy of activism. Half the Battle comes from interviews with local activists who have been involved in groups such as Rock Against Racism and Unite Against Fascism.
Facebook event here.
EVENT: Training in Lobbying for Women’s Rights - 10am-4.30pm, Wednesday 27th February; Amnesty Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA
EVENT: Tonight, 8pm; Fundraiser for Abortion Support Network - Power Lunches Arts Café, 446 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AE
Vampire Sushi Distro selling zines.
Girl Germs DJs playing all-girl punk, post-punk, 60s girl groups, grunge, britpop, hip-hop and pop.
£4, all proceeds go to http://www.abortionsupport.org.uk/
FREE PRO-CHOICE ACTIVIST TRAINING - Bristol, Leeds, London (UK)
Education for Choice are a UK-based non-profit organisation dedicated to ensuring young people have all the facts about sex, contraception, reproductive rights, etc. They are currently accepting applications to attend free training days in London, Bristol, and Leeds. Current, future, and budding pro-choice activists can email email@example.com for more information.
EVENT: ‘Bodies of Silence #3: When Words Are Made Flesh’ - 7pm, Thursday 14th February 2013; Platform Café Bar & Terrace, London E8 3RL
BODIES OF SILENCE is a special project curated in support of ONE BILLION RISING London Art Festival, which includes international artists Regina José Galindo (Guatemala), Sukran Moral (Turkey) and Pilar Albarracín (Spain). Some of the emerging artists selected have been the result of an open call for work that stresses the ethical and political implications of silence as a by-product of traumatic crime. We have selected artwork that is explicit in its political activism as much as we are interested in portraying more open-ended representations of bodies that communicate silence, trauma, politics and ethics.
For our third and last event, WHEN WORDS ARE MADE FLESH, we have selected work that exposes the traumatic nature of violence through embodiment and performance. We will be looking at work that opens up into a safe space where trauma can be communicated, contained, subverted and processed through re-enactment. This event also coincides with One Billion Rising: A Global Movement to end Violence against Women and Girls.
EVENT: 12th-23rd February 2013; Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
‘I Dream of Congo: Narratives from The Great Lakes’ will be a unique exhibition combining words and images from renowned international creatives alongside a groundbreaking exhibition of photos taken by women in eastern Congo.
The exhibition and accompanying events will celebrate the hope and optimism that pervades in the region despite years of war. It will also pose hard questions around the international community’s inaction in the face of the conflict, the continuing illicit trade in minerals from Congo and the failure to stem the tide of sexual violence.
The exhibition will also feature events organised by the Frontline Club, One Billion Rising and Save the Congo.
We have contributions to the exhibition from the writers William Boyd, Tim Butcher and Adam Hochschild and photographers Lynsey Addario, Marcus Bleasdale, Jonathan Torgovnik and Ron Haviv. Each of them have responded to the phrase ‘I Dream of Congo’.
These will feature alongside photos and words from women in eastern Congo who have also responded to the phrase ‘I Dream of Congo’. This part of the project has been developed with Women for Women International.
EVENT: ’London Rising’ - 8pm, Monday, 4th February 2013; Café de Paris, London W1D 6BL
In February 2013, VDAY, the global movement spearheaded by internationally acclaimed, award-winning playwright Eve Ensler (author of “The Vagina Monologues”) is inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT! DANCE and RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to violence against women.
On 4th Feb (Mon), ONE BILLION RISING UK will be holding “LONDON RISING” - a one night charity fundraising theatrical dance party - with music, dance, songs and film that celebrates women in what promises to be an empowering, festive, carnival night of dance! The evening will feature special guest star Eve Ensler, as well as artists, singers, dancers and celebrated DJs - in an evening of rousing dance music - to celebrate and honour women.