Happy Anniversary Feminist friends!!

Happy 100 years of suffrage feminist friends!!

Give some love to all those wonderful women out there who campaigned tirelessly to ensure the rights of women to vote as today we celebrate the centenary of the Representation Of The People Act following decades of struggle and hardship!! Of course as we know it would take another ten years before Universal Suffrage was granted to women!!

To commemorate this momentous occasion, here are a few articles from the media giving different angles to the story of note- woman’s right to vote!!

Starting with Emily Thornberry https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/05/suffragettes-campaign-women-emmeline-pankhurst

Continuing with an article on the working class suffragettes, from The New Statesman https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/feminism/2018/02/suffragettes-women-100-years-working-class

Come along and meet some amazing friends this February, and get involved in the Sheffield Feminist Network movement- this programme of forthcoming events has something for everyone!!!

March 6th 2018 ‘Red Rags and Menstruation Matters’ with Irise International
April 3rd 2018 ‘Women and Prosperity: The Gender Pay Gap’ speaker TBC
May 8th 2018 ‘Developing a City -Wide End Violence Against Women Strategy’ with Maureen Storey, VIDA and Sheffield Women’s Hub
June 5th 2018 ‘Faith and Feminism’- a panel debate with representatives from different Faith communities
July 3rd 2018 ‘The Hidden Feminists in Sheffield History” with Sheffield Feminist Oral History Project
Meetings at 7.15pm on the first Tuesday of the month unless otherwise advised * These are women’s meeting and are trans-inclusive Sheffield Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James Street, S1 2EW £2/Free (concessions) W: sheffieldfeministnetwork.wordpress.com E: sheffieldfeministnetwork@gmail.com

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Peaceful public post!!!

Hi peeps hope you have had a fabulous weekend!!

What better way to celebrate the forthcoming Women’s March First Anniversary than by rallying with some of Sheffield’s finest feminist advocates at the Town Hall today at 1pm!!

But if you favour more sedentary activism then come along to see the Sunday afternoon showing of The Post featuring Meryl Streep as Katharine Graham a Showroom Cinema F rated film which has various showings starting at 1 pm today!! See the trailer here!!

Why not have a nifty over 50’s feminist finish to your Monday with feminist drinks and chat in the pub with Maggie and Linda at The Sheaf Island pub tomorrow from 7.30 pm?

Finally, fancy being an ambassador for peace and gain a qualification in the process? Why not join the Women for Peace initiative FREE course based here in Sheffield details below:

Contact Hannah Larn on 07572 975949 for more information.

Have a fabulous Sunday whatever your plans!!!

Summer Night Fever-Feminist Disco cancellation!!

Apologies ladies,

The disco has been cancelled this evening due to access concerns, so watch this space for the updated details- apologies for the short notice!!

Get ready to get your boogie shoes on ladies as next Saturday marks the return of the Women’s D.I.S.C.O at the Broomhall Centre on Broomspring Lane!!

It’s Crystal clear that you will be in seventh heaven as the tunes will be ringing out from 7pm as DJ Crystal Lucas will be playing some fantastic tracks for you to bop away to- and as an extra bonus grab your tickets in advance or on the door from just £7!! Contact Helen Cameron on 07954 254 844 to purchase, so why not come along, strut your funky stuff and keeeeep dancing!!!

Snowdrops of Sisterly Solidarity- don’t dilly dally- roar at the rally this Sunday!! 1pm!!

Happy late feminist Friday fabulous friends!!!

It’s been all white so far this New Year so why not dust off your snow boots and celebrate the anniversary of the Women’s March 2017, and we are celebrating in Sheffield with a rally at the Town Hall at 1pm until 2pm with some of our finest local female speakers including Shadow Police Minister and Sheffield Heeley MP Louise Haigh, Shaida Siddique from Faithstar, Natalie Bennett from The Green Party, Meera Kulkarni from SRASAC and many more!!!

See below for the full list of speakers- WE need your support!!

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Hello Everyone!

On 21st January 2017, over 5 million people all over the world marched to fight for human rights, equality and justice. The March in the U.S. (in response to Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration) was the largest, but it wasn’t the only one – there were marches all over the world, in all 7 continents (yes, even in Antarctica!)

Exactly a year later, on the day now known officially as ‘Women’s Day of Action’, people all over the world will be taking action to create a society in which all women are free and equal.

Here in Sheffield, we hope you will join us outside the Town Hall at 1pm to stand in solidarity with our “sisters” around the world.

We will hear from a range of speakers including:

1. Natalie Bennett – Green Party
2. Maureen Storey – VIDA
3. Christine Rose – Women’s Equality Party
4. Annalisa Toccara Jones – Our Mel
5. Lara Bundock – Snowdrop Project
6.Meera Kulkarni – SRASAC
7. Shahida Siddique – Faithstar LLP
8. Louise Haigh – Labour Party

So wrap up warm, bring banners and be prepared to chant and make noise!

Don’t forget to join the Facebook event too!

Thank you,
The SheFest Team

http://www.shefest.org.uk

New Year- New Career!!

Hi feminists,

Are you looking forward to the New Year, alive with possibilities?

Well here at the network we love to bring you news of the latest and local job vacancies for women that we know you will be itching to apply for!!!

Early doors as we are just one day in to 2018, but your starter for many more starts with Ashiana Housing who are currently recruiting for multiple opportunities, so if there’s something here you like the look of why not start the new year with new opportunities!!

http://www.ashianasheffield.org/get-involved/#Careers

New Year’s Revolutions!!

Happy New Year Feminist Friends!!!

Hope your heads aren’t too sore this morning with all the merrymaking last night and over the festive period!!

If you have made any resolutions for 2018, one thing I can wholeheartedly suggest is to check out our next Sheffield Feminist meeting on the 9th January at 7.15 pm at the Quaker Meeting House where as we enter the year of the centenary of the Representation Of the People Act, we realise that people are the main driving force behind our meetings, our organisation, our ideas and our campaigns, so WE want to know what you think- and wow do we have a session in store for you!!

The very first SFN meeting of the year- will include topics ranging from future book readings, to the running of the network- see below for more details- your ideas and enthusiasm are very welcome, and what better way to start the year if you have never been to one of our meetings than putting your head together with our friendly members and starting 2018 with passion and purpose!!!

You could be influencing our views on:

#Me too campaign

SFN stall at She-fest

Sex and gender at Festival of Ideas

To name but a few, so why not come along bring a friend, bring yourself, or make some new friends, in our central location by the cathedral, if you are out in town catching some last minute bargains in the sales, why not come along and say hi!!!

We hope to see you there!!!

 

 

 

 

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