We wish you a Femmy Xmas!!

Hi ladies,

It’s the most wonderful time of the year- so join the Network for a Xmas get together tomorrow evening at The Showroom Cinema- not too late 6-8 pm!!

Tune up and roll out the baubles and xmas jumpers as we celebrate the centenary of some women getting the vote as well as Yuletide fun!!

Food and drink can be purchased from the bar!!

Cheers to the feminist year!!

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Leed the way on Saturday!!

Happy Charity Tuesday ladies of the feminist persuasion,

As our politicians debate our future relationship with the EU, we are aware that charity often begins at home, so with a view to ensuring that our homes remain a safe place free from domestic enslavement or abuse, why not journey a short distance from yours this coming Saturday to join our Yorkshire sisters in Leeds at our Women’s Lives Matters National meeting between 10.30 and 16.00 pm at St George’s Centre, Leeds to discuss preventative measures to combat the effects of austerity, as the concept applies to women’s refuge and domestic violence services.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2186908631521108/

Use heads and hearts to make your mark!!

Happy Sunday to you ladies!! (and gentlemen)

Two wonderful feminist events to bring to your attention- the first exciting meeting this week is a film called RESILIENCE celebrating the transformative power of this emotion, which will be hosted by the local Sheffield Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service- between 6 and 8 pm this Tuesday evening at Sheffield Town Hall- tickets via Eventbrite!! See link below: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sheffield-womens-counselling-and-therapy-services-annual-celebration-2018-and-screening-of-award-tickets-51009177824?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=reminder_attendees_48hour_email&utm_term=eventname

This coming Sunday 25th November also marks the International Day to End Violence Against Women- we all know what a joyous activity singing can be- so why not tune up and support the White Ribbon campaign by joining our action to end VAWAG- if you would like to practice- join us this Tunesday evening to polish up your vocal chords- see the flyer and related links below:

Make your mark and make some noise

on the International Day to End Violence Against Women 25 November

Sheffield Feminist Network invites everyone to join an action in Sheffield City Centre on Sunday 25 November 2018 between 12 noon and 1pm

We will be singing songs, giving out postcards from the Know the Line campaign against sexual harassment and encouraging men to sign up to the White Ribbon Campaign.

To join in just gather on the Moor outside Debenhams any time from 11.30am

Please bring appropriate banners or placards

[see#suggestions below] and wear something green/purple/black or any combination.

BUDDING SINGERS:                                     

If you want to make your voice heard

join the rehearsal for our scratch choir

Tuesday 20th November 8.00pm at DINA

32 Cambridge Street, Sheffield S1 4HP

[in the Jara room which is fully accessible from rear entrance]

A chance to learn ‘Nasty’ by Sheffield’s own Val Regan, inspired by the Women’s March on Washington in 2017.

All welcome – rehearsal will repeat if needed – details tbc…

Contact Maureen for scratch choir [m.storey@vidasheffield.org.uk]

Or sheffieldfeministnetwork@gmail.com for other details

#metoo   #timesup   #knowtheline #VAWG   #ThisIsNotConsent

@knowthelineSY   @WhiteRibbon_UK @vida_sheffield

Trix and Treats in South Street!!

Happy Wednesday wonderful feminist friends!!

Yes you did read the title correctly- Hallow’een may officially be over for another year, but if your name is down on the waiting list you might be allowed in to brand new Trix magazine’s Thursday evening think tank at Sheffield’s South Street Café between 6 and 8 pm!!

Trix magazine is set to take its place in herstory as an international mover and shaker and your ideas could be at the vanguard of this new and exciting innovation!!

Click on the Eventbrite link below now to grab your opportunity to be a part of the Focus Group Northern launch!!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trix-magazine-focus-group-northern-england-tickets-52196556305?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete

Queen of Katwe film screening

Happy Monday feminist friends,

It’s the start of a brand new week, and this week it all STEMS from Uganda so why not make it a great one- and pop along to the Sheffield Hallam University Stoddart building at 5pm tomorrow Tuesday 13th November for a free event of networking, awards and film all in honour of young women’s achievements in Science, Technology and Engineering!!

Queen of Katwe promises to be an inspirational film about a woman in Uganda who discovers an amazing talent for playing chess- so come along, take a friend, make new friends and most importantly celebrate young women’s achievements in STEM and have fun!!

Hope to see you there!!!

Remember Remember meetings set for November and December!!

Happy Boxing Day of Guy Fawkes feminist friends!!

Hope you and yours stayed safe if you were out and about fanning the flames of feminism last night literally or metaphorically!!

As the midterms light up the political agenda stateside, as America goes to the polls, why not cast your sparklers over our fiery feminist agenda over the next couple of months!! Minus any gunpowder or treason- just feminist planning- not plotting!!!

I’m sure you will remember the 25th of November between 11.30 and 1pm as this is the day when we plan a day of action in Sheffield city centre on the international day of CEDAW centred around the #Me too and #Times Up campaigns- be sure to be there waving your placards in the air!!

Then on Tuesday December 4th we are hosting our Xmas social at The Showroom Café between 6 and 8 pm- buy food and drink as you wish from the bar!!

Hope to see you there!!

Fems making films behind bras

Hi feminist friends,

Hope you are all staying up until witching hour, polishing your broomsticks ready for the big night tomorrow!!

What are your favourite Feminist Hallow’een themed films- answers on a pumpkin please!! Some old conkers that spring to mind are Practical Magic, The Craft and Carrie to name an unholy trinity!!

From women on celluloid, let’s now look at the women behind the lens and look forward to the ASFF film festival which will be held in York from November 16th-25th so cross your heart and give your support to the uplifting Underwire festival- screening soon!!

http://www.underwirefestival.com/about-us/

Ghoul night- don’t let the bed bugs bite!!