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: Ladyfest Glasgow - 5.30pm, 8th and 9th March; Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall Street, Glasgow G41 1BA
Celebrating women in music (all gender experiences welcome). Artists playing listed above. After-party with Lock Up Your Daughters on 9th till 1am.
- Friday: £4
- Saturday: £5
- Friday and Saturday: £7
- Workshops: £3/£1.50/FREE
- Experimental Turntable Skills Workshop (Fri)
- Music Technology Workshop (Sat)
- Consent is Sexy: A Discussion (Sat)
- Trans Identities and Politics (Sat)
EVENT: Domestic Disturbance - 6pm, Friday 8th March; The School Creative Centre, New Road, Rye, TN31 7LS
Celebrating International Women’s Day and raising funds for Hastings, Eastbourne and Weald Women’s Refuge.
An evening of quirky, subversive performance, interventions, exhibitions and workshops curated and presented by riart Grrrls and The School Creative Centre.
Facebook event here.
It is now almost 40 years since the Sex Discrimination Act was passed, and over 80 since women got the right to vote equally with men, yet women, still, are all too often missing from politically powerful positions in the UK.
And at the current rate of progress, a child born today will be drawing her pension before she has any chance of being equally represented in the Parliament of her country.
This report is about the representation of women in politics and public decision-making in Britain, and it follows on from a series of such reports published first by the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) and then by its successor, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).
Anyone in the West Midlands (or able to travel to this area) interested in discussing contraception on film please get in touch via my ask box. This is particularly for women and girls, but we’d like to hear from anyone else too.
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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: ‘Reclaim the Night, Manchester’ - 6.30pm, Thursday, 21st February 2013; Manchester Students’ Union, Owens Park, Fallowfield, Manchester [Postcode?]
Are you afraid of the dark? A recent survey by More found that 95% of women don’t feel safe on the streets at night. 73% worry about being raped, and almost half sometimes don’t want to go out because they fear for their safety.
Women shouldn’t have to live in fear. On February 21st, we will light up the city of Manchester, amplify our voices and take to the streets for Reclaim the Night - a march to demonstrate our right to walk the streets at night free from sexual violence, street harassment and assault.
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.